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Cat. No. 361

A Fly Caught in a Person's Thought

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
c. 2004
Themes:
Animals & Insects, Fabric Works, Words
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 x 28 3/4" (25.4 x 73 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower sheet, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Lison Editions, New York (Louise Bourgeois)
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
3
Impression:
3/3
Edition Information:
Dimensions throughout the edition vary slightly because of hemming and stretching fluctuations.

There are 2 known variant impressions, outside the edition; they are considerably smaller in width than the editioned impressions, and one has a geometric pattern in the fabric.
Background:
The text in this composition comes from Bourgeois's voluminous writings—in her diaries, on loose sheets, or on the verso of drawings. The specific source and date of this text are not known.

During the early 2000s, Bourgeois worked with SOLO Impression on the editioned version of "Ode à l'oubli," a book of fabric collages and two lithographed text pages. The phrases on those text pages came from her writings. Inspired by that collaboration, Bourgeois created several individual printed fabric works with lithographed texts.
Curatorial Remarks:
Due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined. In this case, the impression number was provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
561.2013

A Fly Caught in a Person's Thought
c. 2004

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c. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. A Fly Caught in a Person's Thought. c. 2004
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c. 2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. A Fly Caught in a Person's Thought. c. 2004
Only state
c. 2004