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Cat. No. 297/II

The Cross-Eyed Woman VII

State/Variant:
State II of II
Date:
2004
Series:
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII (View All)
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 16 3/4 x 16 3/4" (42.6 x 42.6 cm); sheet: 28 1/4 x 27 1/4" (71.8 x 69.2 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., 1 P.P.
Impression:
3/5
Edition Information:
There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including light staining, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

The inking and amount of plate tone and selective wiping varies across the edition. For comparison, see substantial variation in the two other State II impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: collar bones added.
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 published impression on fabric in MoMA’s collection. Dimensions of fabric works often vary slightly due to stretching.

The Cross-Eyed Woman VII
2004

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VII. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of II
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VII. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VII. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II
2004
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman VII. 2004
State II of II
2004

Series
2004

Louise Bourgeois. The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII. 2004
The Cross-Eyed Woman I-VII
2004
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