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Cat. No. 691/II

Topiary

State/Variant:
State II of III
Date:
2005
Themes:
Figures, Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 15/16 × 5 7/8" (30.4 × 15 cm); sheet: 15 1/2 × 11 1/4" (39.4 × 28.6 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The additional known impression of state II is not illustrated, due to its similarity to the impression seen here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I: left and right sides of plate trimmed.
Changes from state I, in drypoint: horizon line delineated in lower composition; several additional petal forms delineated at the top of the figure; three additional leaf forms delineated in the upper half of the figure; composition reinforced overall.
Changes from state I, by burnishing: leftmost leaf form removed.
Background:
Bourgeois created prints as holiday gifts for a circle of friends. State III of "Topiary" was used as a holiday gift in 2005.
Curatorial Remarks:
The type of paper could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the published impression on paper in MoMA’s Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
Public Collection:
Tate Modern, London

Topiary
2005

Source
2005

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Topiary. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Topiary
Pink marble
2005

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Topiary. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of III
2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Topiary. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of III
2005
Published Louise Bourgeois. Topiary. 2005
State III of III
2005