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Cat. No. 233.1/II, variant

Untitled

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state II of II, variant
Date:
1999
Alternate Title:
Where People Face Each Other in Judgement
Descriptive Title:
Girl and Parents
Themes:
Figures, Motherhood & Family, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red and blue ink, blue carbon, pencil, and white correction fluid additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 13 11/16 x 16 13/16" (34.8 x 42.7 cm); sheet (irreg.): 21 7/16 x 24" (54.5 x 61 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
"HC" lower left margin, red ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of version 1, state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

The 3 impressions of varying states labeled "HC", in the artist's hand, are not conventional H.C. impressions, which would be included in an edition.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, state I, by burnishing: woman’s bowl and man’s left hand removed.
Changes from version 1, state I, in drypoint: chair further delineated, feet added to table legs, and composition reinforced overall.
Background:
In the inscription on the verso of the second study illustrated in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, Bourgeois refers to Jean-Louis, one of her three sons.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscription on the verso of the first study illustrated in the Evolving Composition Diagram below: "where people face each other in judgment, dinner table, impossible / to hide."

Inscription on the verso of the second study illustrated in the Evolving Composition Diagram below: "unique for Pat Slatt / print / the child is Jean Louis / the father is looking at Jean L Louis. / January 28 1998. NY / Rachel Cowan-"
Curatorial Remarks:
The texture in the dish in front of the man appears to be a result of erasing or scraping.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
786.2008

Untitled
1997-1999

Source
1997

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink and pencil on graph paper
1997

Source
c.1997

Louise Bourgeois. Preparatory study for Untitled. c.1997
Preparatory study for Untitled
Pencil on paper
c.1997

Source
1997

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink and pencil on graph paper
1997

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Where People Face Each Other in Judgement. 1997
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
1997
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 1998
Study
1998
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 1998
Study
1998
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 1998
Study
1998
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Untitled). 1998
Study
1998

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1998
Version 1 of 2, state I of II, variant
1998
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1998
Version 1 of 2, state I of II, variant
1998
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
Version 1 of 2, state II of II
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
Version 1 of 2, state II of II, variant
1999

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state III of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
1999