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Cat. No. 752, study 1 (recto)

The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory)

State/Variant:
Study
Date:
2003
Themes:
Architecture, Figures
Techniques:
Other
Description:
Photocopy, with paper collage, red ink, blue watercolor, pencil, white correction fluid, and tape additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 × 8 1/2" (25.4 × 21.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower comp., red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Edition:
2 known double-sided studies
Impression:
Not numbered
Background:
This work depicts the rectory of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, located across the street from the artist's home on West 20th Street. Bourgeois first made the 2002 sculpture of the building, seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums, as a benefit for the church. In order to create the sculpture, a precise architectural drawing was drafted for the artist. Bourgeois made 2 double-sided photocopies of the architectural drawing to aid in the development of the drypoint composition and adjust its scale.

According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, the drypoint "Saturday Morning" is based on Bourgeois's observation of people lining up on Saturday morning to receive packages of food from the rectory.
Curatorial Remarks:
The recto and verso of this study were designated by the Louise Bourgeois Studio. The recto shows the building at a larger scale, similar to the scale seen in the final editioned state, while the verso shows the building at a scale similar to the only state of version 1.

The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

The Rectory
2003-2004

Studies

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (verso) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (recto) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory (verso) (Study for The Rectory). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Study
2003

First Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, only state
2003

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV
2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV, variant
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Rectory. 2004
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
2004