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Cat. No. 263, in 250B

Untitled (Branch with Twelve Leaves), in Les Arbres (2), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2004
Portfolio:
Les Arbres (2) (View All)
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Trees"
Themes:
Fabric Works, Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 x 9" (27.9 x 22.9 cm); sheet: 13 1/2 x 11" (34.3 x 27.9 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in blue thread.
"Louise Bourgeois / 2004" lower middle colophon, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
"2/6" lower center colophon, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
This composition appears only once in the editioned series, in portfolio (2). It is not included in portfolios (1, 3-6).

The editioned series of portfolios, "Les Arbres" (1-6), is not a traditional edition in that each portfolio is unique. Varying compositions, hand additions, and sheet sizes occur throughout the portfolios. Portfolio (1) includes 10 compositions, while portfolios (2-6) each contain 8 compositions.

Included in all 6 portfolios are 5 specific drypoint compositions that appear in the same order. However, the states of these compositions, and their hand additions, vary.

Portfolio (1) is different from all the others in the series, not only because it includes 10 compositions, but also because 5 of the 10 compositions are drawings. The drypoints are the same 5 compositions noted above as being in every portfolio; the drawings are new compositions entirely.

Portfolios (2-6) each contain 3 drypoint compositions on fabric, in addition to the 5 drypoint compositions noted above. The drypoint compositions on fabric vary from portfolio to portfolio.
Curatorial Remarks:
Compositions on fabric are sewn to the pages of the bound "Les Arbres" portfolios, as can be seen here. Compositions on paper are set into the portfolio pages with Gampi paper mounting corners.

Untitled (Branch with Twelve Leaves), from the portfolio, Les Arbres (2)
2004

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Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Branch with Twelve Leaves), in Les Arbres (2), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2004

Portfolio
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Arbres (4). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Arbres (4)
2004
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2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Arbres (1-6)
2004
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