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Cat. No. 227

Janus

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Themes:
Fabric Works, Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 31 1/4 x 12 7/8" (79.4 x 32.7 cm); sheet: 44 1/2 x 21" (113 x 53.3 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
The artist
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
20; plus 3 A.P., 2 P.P., 2 T.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
"AP 2/3" verso, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edtion.

The A.P., P.P., and T.P. impressions are printed on a fabric with a decorative border toward the bottom of the sheet, as seen in this impression. The regular edition is printed on plain fabric. with the following dimensions: 36 7/8 " (93.6 cm) x 16 3/4" (42.5 cm). There can be fluctuations in plate dimensions due to stretching of the fabric support during printing.
Benefit Work:
For Serpentine Gallery, London
Background:
The fabric edition of this work was created as a Limited Edition benefit for the Serpentine Gallery, London, in honor of the Gallery's 40th Anniversary. Bourgeois had a connection to the Gallery through a major exhibition of her work held there in 1998, and an accompanying catalogue, titled: "Louise Bourgeois: Oeuvres récentes/Recent Works." That exhibition was organized in conjunction with capcMusée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux.
Curatorial Remarks:
Due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined. In this case, the impression number was provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
913.2010

Janus
2008

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Louise Bourgeois. Janus. 2008
Only state, variant
2008
Published Louise Bourgeois. Janus. 2008
Only state
2008