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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 296

The Cross-Eyed Woman VI

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2004
Series:
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII (View All)
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 2 5/8 x 4 3/16" (6.6 x 10.6 cm); sheet: 9 13/16 x 10 11/16" (25 x 27.1 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.

The amount of plate tone varies slightly across the edition.
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:
1811.2012.6