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Cat. No. 130/VI (fabric)

Ears

State/Variant:
State VI of VI
Date:
2004
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with punched holes, and black thread additions
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/8 x 10" (30.2 x 25.4 cm); sheet: 18 1/4 x 15 1/4" (46.3 x 38.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
7; plus 2 A.P., 2 P.P., 1 H.C., and an edition of 12 on paper with 5 A.P., 3 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"HC" right lower hem verso, black ink, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of state VI, outside the two editions.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including some scorching and staining, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces. Several impressions have patterns woven into the fabric as seen in the example reproduced here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state V in drypoint: ears partially reinforced and further delineated.
Changes from state V by hole punching: openings of ear canals cut out.
Additions stitched in black thread: edges of holes reinforced.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
29.2012

Ears
2003-2004

States

Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2003
State I of VI
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2003
State II of VI
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2003
State III of VI, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2003
State III of VI, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2003
State III of VI, variant
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2003
State IV of VI
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2004
State V of VI
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2004
State VI of VI
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. Ears. 2004
State VI of VI
2004