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Cat. No. 243

Les Petites Sensations

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2008
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Small Sensations"
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with glass bead additions
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 32 x 13" (81.3 x 33 cm); sheet: 35 x 16" (88.9 x 40.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, stitched in blue thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
9; plus 1 A.P.
Impression:
"8/9" verso, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition.

There are variations in the arrangement of the beads across this edition. Two impressions are illustrated in the Evolving Composition Diagram for purposes of comparison.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including scorching and staining, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
Curatorial Remarks:
The medium of the impression inscription is not documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person.

Bourgeois incorporated beads in several late works. Examples are seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums.

Les Petites Sensations
2008

States

Louise Bourgeois. Les Petites Sensations. 2006
Only state, variant
2006
Published Louise Bourgeois. Les Petites Sensations. 2008
Only state
2008
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Petites Sensations. 2008
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2008