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Cat. No. 293/III

The Cross-Eyed Woman III

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2004
Series:
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII (View All)
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: 17 1/2 x 14" (44.5 x 35.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5; plus 2 A.P., 2 P.P.
Impression:
5/5
Edition Information:
There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including staining and scorching, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

The amount of plate tone and selective wiping varies across the edition. For comparison, see slight variations in the other State III impression in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II in drypoint: necklace added; eyes further delineated.
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).
Installation Remarks:
The compositions within this series can be exhibited individually.
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.

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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