1 known impression of version 2, only state, outside the unique and editioned "Ode à l'Oubli" fabric illustrated book
Proof before version 2 was used as the cover of the 2002 unique fabric illustrated book and before the editioning of the 2004 version.
This trial version has staining or scorching, which is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: arrangement of text altered, in lithography.
In deciding the font size, layout, background, and sheet size for the cover of "Ode à l'Oubli," Bourgeois made trial versions. She also made trial versions for the text pages within the book.
Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, remembers a circumflex accent was mistakenly printed on the "A" on the trials for the cover, and on the cover and spine of the unique 2002 book. He is not sure how Bourgeois missed the error. When the cover for the editioned version was made in 2004, it was decided that the title looked best printed with all capital letters, with no accent, and with no italics.
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