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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 810

Time

State/Variant:
Unique variant
Date:
2007
Themes:
Abstraction, Fabric Works
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
panel (a): Soft ground etching, with white gouache and pencil additions
panel (b): Fabric collage
panel (c): Soft ground etching
Support:
3 attached panels:
panel (a): Paper
panel (b): Fabric
panel (c): Fabric
Dimensions:
plate (a): 59 1/8 × 19 9/16" (150.1 × 49.7 cm); plate (c): 59 3/16 × 19 5/16" (150.3 × 49.1 cm); sheet (overall): 58 1/2 × 60 1/4" (148.6 × 153 cm)
Signature:
panel (c): "LB" lower right comp., stitched in black thread.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
This 3-panel composition is made up of plates that were issued in 2 separate editions, which are noted below and can be seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.

panel (a): plate from "Incognito."
For this unique variant, the plate is in the reverse orientation as the edition.

panel (c): plate from "The Chain of Events."
For this unique variant, the plate is in the same orientation as the edition.
Background:
Benjamin Shiff, the director of the Osiris imprint, collaborated with Bourgeois in a highly experimental phase of printmaking that occupied the last years of her life, from 2005 to 2010. He first established a working relationship with the artist in the 1990s, but the late period is particularly noteworthy for the innovative and complex large-scale projects that evolved at that time. Shiff made use of professional workshops for printing, but he oversaw the creation of the printing plates as Bourgeois worked on them in her home studio. He also provided assistance as she added extensive hand additions and texts, and as she combined individual compositions into multi-panel works and illustrated books.
Curatorial Remarks:
The paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impressions of "Incognito" and "The Chain of Events" in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Time
2007

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Time. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Unique variant
2007