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Cat. No. 291-297

The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII

Date:
2004
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits, Figures, Spirals
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Series of 7 drypoints
Support:
Fabric
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin each sheet, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5; plus 2 A.P., 1 P.P., with 1 additional P.P. of The Cross-Eyed Woman III
Impression:
A.P. 2/2
Edition Information:
There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including staining and scorching, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
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).
Installation Remarks:
The compositions within this series can be exhibited individually.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1811.2012.1-7

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  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman I. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman I
    State II of II
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman I. 2004
  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman II. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman II
    Only state
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman II. 2004
  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman III
    State III of III
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman IV. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman IV
    State II of II
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman IV. 2004
  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman V. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman V
    State II of II
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman V. 2004
  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VI. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman VI
    Only state
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VI. 2004
  • Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VII. 2004
    The Cross-Eyed Woman VII
    State II of II
    2004
    Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VII. 2004