45; plus an illustrated book version with an edition of 90 with 35 H.C.
"41/45" lower left margin, pencil, unknown hand.
There is 1 known variant impression of state II, outside the two editions.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: spider reinforced and further textured overall; legs widened.
This portfolio accompanies the illustrated book project conceived for Les Éditions du Solstice, a Parisian illustrated book society, under the direction of Jean-Claude Meyer. Bourgeois also contributed a frontispiece, “Spiraling Eyes,” to another of their publications: "Les Éditions du Solstice: Annuaire de la Décennie, 1989-1999," a volume documenting the activities of the society. Les Éditions du Solstice was founded under French law in 1901 to promote book collecting, and it publishes a limited edition, illustrated literary work every year or so. The maximum edition is 120 and copies are distributed to members. Other examples of their literary works include "La Nouvelle chute de l’Amérique" by Allen Ginsberg, with illustrations by Roy Lichtenstein, and "Sans Titre" by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, with illustrations by Markus Lüpertz.
Bourgeois chose this composition for a collaborative spine project with Parkett Publishers. It was reproduced in three vertical sections aross the spines of issues nos. 55-57, published in June, September, and December of 1999.
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Gift of the artist
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Cleveland Museum of Art, OH Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, VA Tate Modern, London
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