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Cat. No. 442/I

Untitled, plate 13 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series

State/Variant:
State I of III
Date:
1993
Alternate Title:
Robert
Descriptive Title:
Sleeping Man
Themes:
Architecture, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 3/8 x 6 1/4" (21.2 x 15.9 cm); sheet: 12 5/16 x 10 1/4" (31.2 x 26.1 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions in pencil: left cuff further delineated, left armrest further delineated, opening of coat articulated on right, all anticipating state II; hat brim further delineated on left, anticipating state III.
Background:
Bourgeois was often inspired by the subjects of early drawings when creating works at much later dates. This 1994 portfolio is an example of a project based primarily on drawings from the 1940s and referring to her life in New York at that time. The exceptions are as follows: plate 1, based on a drawing from 1986 that references childbirth; plates 4 and 9, based on drawings from the 1940s but depicting memories of her childhood years in France; plate 11, most probably based on a drawing from the 1940s of a European hotel desk.

Bourgeois was married to American art historian, Robert Goldwater.
Curatorial Remarks:
Of the 14 plates in "Autobiographical Series," Bourgeois titled plates 6 and 12. The untitled plates have been assigned descriptive titles for cataloguing purposes.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
642.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Québec
Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Brazil
Tate Modern, London

Untitled, plate 13 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series
1993-1994

Source
1940

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Robert. 1940
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Robert
Ink on paper
1940

Source
1940

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Robert. 1940
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Robert
Ink on paper
1940

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 13 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1993
State I of III
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 13 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1993
State II of III
1993
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 13 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1993
State II of III, variant
1993
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 13 of 14, from the portfolio, Autobiographical Series. 1994
State III of III
1994

Portfolio
1994

Louise Bourgeois. Autobiographical Series. 1994
Autobiographical Series
1994
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