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NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION

Cat. No. 1135, unique variant 1

Not in the Least

State/Variant:
Unique variant
Date:
2007
Themes:
Abstraction, Fabric Works
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
panel (a): Soft ground etching, with watercolor, gouache, and pencil additions
panel (b): Pencil
panel (c): Soft ground etching, with watercolor, gouache, and pencil additions
Support:
panels (a) and (c): Fabric
panel (b): Paper
Dimensions:
plate (a): 60 3/16 × 15 3/4" (152.8 × 40 cm); plate (c): 60 1/4" (153 cm); sheet (overall): 60 × 82" (152.4 × 208.3 cm)
Signature:
panel (c): "LB" lower right comp., stitched in red thread.
Inscription:
panel (b): "I am not in the least / interested / in your feelings / I am a consumer / not the lover" center sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices:
This 3-panel composition uses 2 plates that were issued as separate editions. They are listed below and can be seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.

panel (a): plate from "Knots"
There are 2 impressions on this panel, one printed on sheer fabric that overlaps one printed on paper. The plates are both in the reverse orientation of the edition.

panel (c): plate from "The Twist"
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 color of the hand additions and 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 impressions in MoMA's Collection. The overall sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

Not in the Least; No. 1 of 2, from the series, What Hurts
2007

Unique Variants

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Not in the Least. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Not in the Least
Unique variant
2007
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, no. 1 of 2, from the series, What Hurts. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, no. 1 of 2, from the series, What Hurts
Unique variant
2007

Series
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. What Hurts. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION What Hurts
2007
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