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Cat. No. 505/II

Untitled

State/Variant:
State II of II
Date:
2009
Descriptive Title:
Pregnant Woman
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 15/16 x 4 15/16" (17.7 x 12.5 cm); sheet: 11 1/2 x 8" (29.2 x 20.3 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The additional known impression of this state is printed on fabric and incorporated in the 2009 fabric collage, "The Waiting Hours." That impression has hand additions and Bourgeois's initials are stitched in the right lower margin, in brown thread. See Related Works in the Catalogue below.

In addition to the impression of state I on fabric in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, there are two known impressions of state I of this composition, which are printed on fabric and incorporated in two fabric collages, both titled "Self Portrait" and completed in 2009. See Related Works in the Catalogue below. The impression incorporated in the first work titled "Self Portrait" in the Related Works in the Catalogue row has hand additions.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: additional hatchmarks added throughout figure.
Curatorial Remarks:
The type of paper and plate dimensions are not documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions listed are from the impression on fabric in MoMA's Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

A very similar, though different, composition is incorporated in the 2009 fabric collage, "The Long Night." See Related Works in the Catalogue below.

Untitled
2009

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2009
State I of II
2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II
2009