4 known variant impressions of version 1, only state
Proof before version 2 was used in the 2002 unique fabric illustrated book and before the editioning of the 2004 fabric illustrated book.
This trial version has slight staining and scorching, which is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
In deciding the font size, layout, and sheet size for this text page in "Ode à l'oubli," Bourgeois made trial versions. She also made trial versions for the cover and the other text page within the book.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery
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