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Cat. No. 353/VI, variant 1

Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature

State/Variant:
State VI of VII, variant
Date:
c. 2003
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 4 3/4 x 5 13/16" (12 x 14.8 cm); sheet: 9 x 9 1/16" (22.8 x 23 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state VI
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof outside the editioning of state VI on paper and before the editioning of state VII on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state V in drypoint: female figure's shoulder, arm, breasts, torso, and thigh reconfigured; male figure's buttocks reconfigured, and his hair further delineated.
Background:
The artist told printer Felix Harlan that the figures in this series are playing an adult version of a French children's game, known as "faire des galipettes," meaning to do somersaults. In fact, the expression "faire des galipettes" is also slang for having sex, a punning reference that Bourgeois must have enjoyed.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1454.2008

Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book,The Laws of Nature
2003-2006

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State I of VII, variant
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State I of VII, variant
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State II of VII
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2000-2001
State III of VII
2000-2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2001
State IV of VII, variant
2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of VII, variant
c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of VII, variant
c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of VII, variant
c. 2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
State V of VII, variant
c. 2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
State VI of VII, variant
c. 2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the series, The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
State VI of VII, variant
c. 2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2003
State VI of VII
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. c. 2006
State VII of VII, variant
c. 2006
Published Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 4 of 5, from the illustrated book, The Laws of Nature. 2006
State VII of VII
2006

Illustrated Book
2003

Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. 2003
The Laws of Nature
2003
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Illustrated Book
2006

Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. 2006
The Laws of Nature
2006
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Series
c. 2003

Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
The Laws of Nature
c. 2003
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2001-2003

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NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Laws of Nature
2001-2003
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c. 2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Laws of Nature. c. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Laws of Nature
c. 2003
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c. 2003

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c. 2003
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