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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 5/16 x 6 11/16" (23.6 x 17 cm); sheet: 18 1/2 x 15 1/8" (47 x 38.4 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unpublished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:
The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions given are from the impression of state I on paper in MoMA's collection. Dimensions of fabric works often vary slightly due to stretching.

This impression has light staining, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

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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