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Cat. No. 281

Night and Day

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2007
Themes:
Abstraction, Fabric Works, Nature
Techniques:
Digital
Description:
Fabric collage diptych, with 2 digital prints, and hand-dyed elements
Dimensions:
sheet (each): 33 x 42" (83.8 x 106.7 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower middle sheet verso of "Day," pencil.
Publisher:
Carolina Nitsch Editions, New York,
Lison Editions, New York (Louise Bourgeois)
Printer:
Dyenamix, New York
Edition:
9; plus 3 A.P.
Impression:
"AP 2/3" lower center sheet verso of "Day," pencil, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
There are slight variations in the hand-dyed fabric across this edition because of the dying process and folding. For the purpose of comparison, an additional example is reproduced below in the Evolving Composition Diagram.
Background:
The Louise Bourgeois Studio refers to the Source work, seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, as a “drawing in fabric,” and to the editioned impressions as “facsimiles.” In order to conform to the formatting of this catalogue, that terminology has not been adopted here.

Bourgeois worked with Raylene Marasco of Dyenamix to create both the Source work and the edition. In the Source, the undulating compositional element in "Day" was cut from a pillowcase belonging to the artist. This element was digitally printed in the editioned impressions. The similar compositional element in "Night" was digitally printed in both the Source work and the editioned impressions.

The backgrounds in the Source work and in the editioned impressions were created with the Ombré hand-dying technique, which results in graduated coloring. The fabric was then folded to create diagonal bands and sewn in place.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of The Easton Foundation
MoMA Accession Number:
1536.2012.a-b

Night and Day
2007

Source
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Night and Day. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Night and Day
Fabric collage diptych, with printed and hand-dyed elements
2007

States

Published Louise Bourgeois. Night and Day. 2007
Only state
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Night and Day. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2007