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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 361, variant 2

A Fly Caught in a Person's Thought

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
c. 2004
Themes:
Fabric Works, Words
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4" (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower sheet, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The 2 variants are considerably smaller in width than the editioned impressions, and this 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.

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

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