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Cat. No. 293/III

The Cross-Eyed Woman III

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2004
Series:
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII (View All)
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits, Spirals
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 9 1/4 x 6 11/16" (23.5 x 17 cm); sheet: 17 1/2 x 14 3/8" (44.5 x 36.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5; plus 2 A.P., 2 P.P.
Impression:
A.P. 2/2
Edition Information:
There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including staining and scorching, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

The amount of plate tone and selective wiping varies across the edition. For comparison, see slight variations in the other State III impression in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II in drypoint: necklace added; eyes further delineated.
Background:
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).
Installation Remarks:
The compositions within this series can be exhibited individually.
Curatorial Remarks:
Due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1811.2012.3

The Cross-Eyed Woman III
2004

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
State I of III
2004
Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
State II of III
2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of III
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman III. 2004
State III of III
2004

Series
2004

Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII. 2004
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII
2004
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