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Cat. No. 654/II, variant 1

The Bad Mother

State/Variant:
State II of III, variant
Date:
2004
Themes:
Body Parts, Faces & Portraits, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with pink watercolor, red and black ink, and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/8 x 9 15/16" (30.1 x 25.2 cm); sheet: 15 x 10 1/2" (38.1 x 26.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
Verso: "the Ring" center sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, by burnishing: back of head partially removed.
Changes from state I, in drypoint: hair, ring, and contour lines on breast added.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1488.2012

The Bad Mother
2004

Source
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Bad Mother. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Bad Mother
Ink and pencil on paper
2004

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Bad Mother. 2004
State I of III
2004
Louise Bourgeois. The Bad Mother. 2004
State II of III, variant
2004
Louise Bourgeois. The Bad Mother. 2004
State II of III, variant
2004
Louise Bourgeois. The Bad Mother. 2004
State III of III, variant
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Bad Mother. 2004
State III of III
2004