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Cat. No. 1112

Feather Woman

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2005
Themes:
Abstraction, Animals & Insects, Figures
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching, with pencil and white gouache additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 15/16 × 7 7/16" (25.2 × 18.9 cm); sheet: 22 1/2 × 9" (57.2 × 22.9 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right to right lower margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state, outside the illustrated book edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
In full, this composition is comprised of 2 plates stacked on top of each other. For the illustrated book "Hang On," both plates are used. For this separate impression, only the bottom plate is used. The top part of the composition is done by hand.

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 3 has chine collé, and pencil and white gouache additions.
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

Untitled, plate 2 of of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On; Feather Woman
2004-2005

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 2 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 2 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Feather Woman. 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Feather Woman
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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