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Cat. No. 294/II

The Cross-Eyed Woman IV

State/Variant:
State II of II
Date:
2004
Series:
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII (View All)
Themes:
Fabric Works, Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 9 5/16 x 6 11/16" (23.6 x 17 cm); sheet: 17 11/16 x 13 5/16" (45 x 33.8 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., 1 P.P.
Impression:
A.P. 2/2
Edition Information:
There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: necklace added; hair and figure 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:
1811.2012.4

The Cross-Eyed Woman IV
2004

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman IV. 2004
State I of II
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman IV. 2004
State II of II
2004

Series
2004

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