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Cat. No. 294/I

The Cross-Eyed Woman IV

State/Variant:
State I of II
Date:
2004
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 5/16 x 6 3/4" (23.6 x 17.2 cm); sheet: 11 1/8 x 11 5/16" (28.2 x 28.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, pencil.
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unpublished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 II.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions in red ink: necklace added, and hair and figure further delineated, anticipating state II.
Background:
According to Bourgeois’s assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the artist occasionally crossed her eyes to amuse her friends. Also, she admired the paintings of cross-eyed women by artist John Graham (1886-1961).
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
11.2012

The Cross-Eyed Woman IV
2004

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman IV. 2004
State I of II
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman IV. 2004
State II of II
2004

Series
2004

Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII. 2004
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII
2004
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