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Cat. No. 249

The Good Mother

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Digital
Description:
Digital print, with aluminum collage
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
overall: 31 1/8 x 26 x 1/4" (79 x 66 x 0.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread. "Louise Bourgeois" verso.
Publisher:
Carolina Nitsch Editions, New York
Printer:
Dyenamix, New York
Edition:
9; plus 3 A.P.
Impression:
"AP 2/3" verso, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
The shapes of the aluminum collage elements vary across the edition. Several examples are reproduced below in the Evolving Composition Diagram.

There is 1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition.
Curatorial Remarks:
The medium and location of the impression number and signature on the verso are not documented because, due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined. In this case, the impression number and signature information were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
Other Remarks:
According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the aluminum collage element was a fragment left over after pouring aluminum into molds for sculptures by the artist. Gorovoy gathered up the fragments and Bourgeois decided to use them in this edition. The sculptural pouring process took place at the Modern Art Foundry in Long Island City, NY.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1358.2009
This Work in Other Collections:
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou

The Good Mother
2008

Source
2008

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Good Mother. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Good Mother
Gouache on paper
2008

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Good Mother. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state, variant
2008
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Good Mother. 2008
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Good Mother. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Good Mother. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Good Mother. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2008