The 2 known impressions of state II are on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions in red ink: necklace delineated and hair further delineated, anticipating state II; baby delineated; lines reinforced overall.
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 type of paper could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person.
The plate dimensions of this impression also could not be documented. The plate dimensions given are from one of the impressions on fabric in MoMA’s collection. Dimensions of fabric works often vary slightly due to stretching.
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