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Cat. No. 238

Couple

Date:
2008
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Digital
Description:
Fabric collage, with 2 digital prints
Dimensions:
overall: 11 1/2 × 15 1/4" (29.2 × 38.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower comp., stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Dyenamix, New York
Edition:
Unique
Edition Information:
The left half of this diptych is an impression of "Girl with Hair," version 2 of 2, only state, outside the edition. The composition on the right half of the diptych also appears in "Self-Portrait," 2009, as seen below in Related Works in the Catalogue.
Curatorial Remarks:
This composition is comprised of two fabric sheets stitched together to combine two digital prints.
Other Remarks:
According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, the composition on the right half of this diptych went through two steps involving digital printing. First, the Source work was used to create a digital print. (See "The Maternal Man" below in Related Works in the Catalogue.) Then, the baby was digitally removed, creating the composition seen here.

Couple
2008

Source
2007

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Femme. 2007
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Femme
Gouache on paper
2007

Source
2008

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Maternal Man. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Maternal Man
Gouache on paper
2008

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Couple. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2008