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Cat. No. 379/II, variant 2

Nature Study

State/Variant:
State II of II, variant
Date:
2009
Themes:
Abstraction, Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 8 13/16 x 6 5/16" (22.4 x 16 cm); sheet: 13 1/2 x 10 7/16" (34.3 x 26.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in tan thread.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
4 known variant impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

The two additional known impressions of state II are not in MoMA's Collection. They do not have collaged elements and are not illustrated due to their similarity to the other example of this composition in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: figure added.
Background:

To create this work, Bourgeois cut up an impression and collaged it on top of another impression of the same composition. The impression seen here is the only collaged example of this composition. According to the artist’s assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, Bourgeois liked the sculptural possibilities that cutting and collaging provided.

This composition was created at the same time as the series on fabric of the same title. See the first work in Related Works in the Catalogue below.
Curatorial Remarks:
Due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of Jean-Louis Bourgeois and Alain Bourgeois
MoMA Accession Number:
759.2013

Nature Study
2009

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Nature Study. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of II
2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Nature Study. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of II, variant
2009
Louise Bourgeois. Nature Study. 2009
State II of II, variant
2009
Louise Bourgeois. Nature Study. 2009
State II of II, variant
2009