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Cat. No. 254.1/II, in 250A

Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (1), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state II of III
Date:
2004
Portfolio:
Les Arbres (1) (View All)
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Trees"
Themes:
Figures, Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red watercolor, red ink, red pencil, blue watercolor, black ink, and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 7/8 x 8 7/8" (22.5 x 22.5 cm); sheet: 11 3/8 x 10 1/2" (28.9 x 26.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, pencil.
"Louise Bourgeois / 2004" lower middle colophon, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of version 1, state II
Impression:
"1/6" lower center colophon, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
The editioned series of portfolios, "Les Arbres" (1-6), is not a traditional edition in that each portfolio is unique. Varying compositions, hand additions, and sheet sizes occur throughout the portfolios. Portfolio (1) includes 10 compositions, while Portfolios (2-6) each contain 8 compositions.

Included in all 6 portfolios are 5 specific drypoint compositions that appear in the same order. However, the states of these compositions, and their hand additions, vary.

Portfolio (1) is different from all the others in the series, not only because it includes 10 compositions, but also because 5 of the 10 compositions are drawings. The drypoints are the same 5 compositions noted above as being in every portfolio; the drawings are new compositions entirely.

Portfolios (2-6) each contain 3 drypoint compositions on fabric, in addition to the 5 drypoint compositions noted above. The drypoint compositions on fabric vary from portfolio to portfolio.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: minor roots added.
Additions in red watercolor: branches and roots, anticipating state III.
Additions in black ink: face and shoes, anticipating version 2.
Additions in pencil: several branches extended, anticipating state III.
Additions in blue watercolor: horizon line reinforced.
Curatorial Remarks:
Compositions on paper are set into the portfolio pages with Gampi paper mounting corners, as can be seen here. Compositions on fabric are sewn to the pages of the bound "Les Arbres" portfolios.

Untitled (Wide Tree), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)
2004-2005

First Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (4), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state I of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (1), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state II of III
2004
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
Version 1 of 2, state III of III, variant
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (2), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (3), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (5), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (6), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
2004
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005
Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV, variant
2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV, variant
2004-2005
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2005
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
2005

Series
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Arbres (1-6)
2004
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