There is an editioned version of this unique fabric illustrated book. It was published in 2007 in an edition of 14 plus 3 A.P.
A trade edition of “Ode à la Bièvre” was also published in 2007 by Zucker Art Books, New York. It was issued in an edition of 1,800, with a Special Edition of 95 copies numbered 1-95 and 25 A.P.s numbered I-XXV. The Special Edition includes two photographs from Louise Bourgeois's archive titled: “The garden in Antony, 1920” and “The Bièvre river, 1951”. The photographs were digitally printed by Factum Arte on smooth, wove Verona paper. The photos were trimmed and mounted on smooth, wove Rives sheets measuring 14 9/16 x 10 1/4" (37 x 26 cm). The sheets were embossed to create the illusion of a platemark around the photos. The titles were printed in letterpress in blue ink in the lower middle margin of each sheet.
A.P. XXV/XXV is in the MoMA Collection (Accession Number: 1072.2014.1-2). The artist initialed each photo in pencil in the lower right margin, and the impression number was written in pencil in the lower left margin in an unknown hand. Bourgeois signed her full name in black ink on the colophon.
Detachable snap and buttonhole binding.
Dimensions could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection. They were provided by by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
Bourgeois included images of the Bièvre River in her 1999 project for the periodical "Point d'Ironie." The periodical also has one page of text, which Bourgeois later used on the last page of "Ode à la Bièvre." "Point d'Ironie" is a periodical published by agnès b and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, with each issue designed by an individual artist and consisting of eight pages, folded in a standard format.
The second word in the title of this book should have an accent. An accent has been included in the cataloguing information.
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; Tate Modern, London
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