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Cat. No. 1116

Acrobat

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2005
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with watercolor, pencil, and colored pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate (in 3 parts) (overall): 37 3/8" (94.9 cm); sheet: 43 1/2 × 16" (110.5 × 40.6 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Chestnut Street Press, Providence, RI
Edition:
7
Impression:
"3/7" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
This composition is comprised of 3 plates stacked on top of each other. For the illustrated book "Hang On," only 2 plates are used. For the edition "Acrobat," all 3 plates are used.

About the "Acrobat" edition:
The hand additions vary slightly across the edition. Of the 3 plates used in this composition, soft ground etching is only in the middle and lower thirds. The top third is a lightly distressed plate with crayon additions that extend the length of the two ropes. For comparison, see various impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. In this edition, 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.)

About the "Hang On" illustrated book edition:
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 6 has blue watercolor wash, pencil, and red crayon additions.
Curatorial Remarks:
The hand additions and paper type could not be fully documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Untitled, plate 6 of 15, from the illustrated book, Hang On; Acrobat
2004-2005

Source
1954

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (double-sided). 1954
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled (double-sided)
Charcoal and ink on tracing paper
1954

Source
1992

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1992
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Pencil and ink on paper
1992

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 6 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 6 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acrobat
Only state
2005
Published Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
Acrobat
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acrobat
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acrobat
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acrobat
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acrobat
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Acrobat. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Acrobat
Only state
2005

Illustrated Book
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On
2004
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