Of the announced edition of 9 unbound and 12 bound, only 9 unbound examples were realized.
There are varying hand additions across the edition of illustrated books. Impression number 5/9 was also available for examination by MoMA cataloguers, but was not available for reproduction. In that example, plate 3 has white and yellow gouache, and pencil additions.
This plate was issued in this illustrated book, and as 2 separate editions: "Couple" and "Femme".
About the "Couple" and "Femme" editions: The hand additions vary from impression to impression. For comparison within each edition, see multiple impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
In both editions, Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression as a study. (Usually in this catalogue, the term study describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.)
Page 3 of 17.
The text in "Hang On" is from notebooks and loose sheets written in the 1960s, combined with spontaneous phrases written at the time of publication.
The hand additions, paper type, and impression number could not be fully documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
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