There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
The amount of plate tone and selective wiping varies across the edition. For comparison, see another example from the edition in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
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).
The compositions within this series can be exhibited individually.
The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions given are from the impression on paper in MoMA's Collection. Dimensions of fabric works often vary slightly due to stretching.
If you are interested in reproducing images from The Museum of Modern Art web site, please visit the Image Permissions page (www.moma.org/permissions). For additional information about using content from MoMA.org, please visit About this Site (www.moma.org/site).