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Cat. No. 481 (multiple)

Has the Day Invaded the Night? Has the Night Invaded the Day?

Date:
2009-2013
Themes:
Fabric Works, Words
Techniques:
Other
Description:
Multiple of handwoven Moroccan rug
Dimensions:
70 7/8 x 117 11/16" (180 x 299 cm)
Edition:
12; plus 3 A.P.
Impression:
"1/12" label on back of rug, black ink, unknown hand.
Edition Information:
Affixed on the back each rug is a printed label that reads: "Louise Bourgeois / Has the Day Invaded the Night? / Has the Night Invaded the Day? / Handwoven Moroccan rug / 2009-2013 / Size / Produced by Christopher Farr / Edition of 12 with 3 Artist Proofs / © The Easton Foundation / Edition Number" with the size and impression number of each rug handwritten in black ink.
Background:
In 2009, Bourgeois began collaborating with Christopher Farr, a contemporary rug designer, to create her first and only rug project. The text in this composition was selected by the artist from a diary entry that dates to February 7, 1995. It also appears in the 1999 series "What is the Shape of this Problem?" included in the Related Works in the Catalogue below. Bourgeois wanted the text to appear in a dark, natural color, embedded in a field of off-white natural fibers. The rug was hand-woven in Morocco, and washed and finished in Switzerland.

Christopher Farr, who trained at the Slade School of Art in London, established his business for contemporary rug design in 1988. Together with his partner Matthew Bourne, Farr has collaborated with a range of artists, among them Gary Hume, Jorge Pardo, and Sarah Morris.

Has the Day Invaded the Night? Has the Night Invaded the Day?
2009-2013

Multiple

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Has the Day Invaded the Night? Has the Night Invaded the Day? 2009-2013
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2009-2013