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Cat. No. 58/VII, variant

Do Not Abandon Me

State/Variant:
State VII of VII, variant
Date:
1999
Themes:
Figures, Motherhood & Family, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 15/16 x 9 15/16" (30.3 x 25.2 cm); sheet: 14 15/16 x 13" (38 x 33 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known variant impression of state VII, outside the editions on paper and fabric
Impression:
Not numbered
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state VI in drypoint: woman and child's facial features further delineated; child's legs reshaped.
Background:
The imagery of this print relates to Bourgeois’s monumental sculptural installation for the inaugural exhibition in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2000. The installation consisted of “Maman,” a 30’ steel sculpture of a spider, and “I Do, I Undo, I Redo,” three steel towers ranging in height from 42' to 57'. Each tower contained a different sculpture of a mother and child inside a bell jar. The “Do Not Abandon Me” drypoint relates to the sculpture contained in the tower titled, “I Redo,” seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
815.2008

Do Not Abandon Me
1999-2000

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Chair). 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled (Chair)
Steel and glass
1998

States

Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State I of VII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State II of VII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State III of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State III of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State IV of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State IV of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State IV of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State V of VII, variant
1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State VI of VII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State VII of VII, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000
State VII of VII
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000
State VII of VII
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VII of VII
2000