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Cat. No. 293/II

The Cross-Eyed Woman III

State/Variant:
State II of III
Date:
2004
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 9 3/8 x 6 3/4" (23.8 x 17.2 cm); sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 9/16" (34 x 24.3 cm); frame: 16 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 1 1/2" (41.3 x 31.5 x 3.8 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: eyes and mouth further delineated; hair reinforced.
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).
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:
9.2012

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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