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Cat. No. 663/A.2, variant

Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem?

State/Variant:
Component A: version 2 of 2, only state, variant
Date:
1999
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Relief
Description:
Letterpress
Support:
Thin, laid paper
Dimensions:
composition: 12 1/2 x 17 5/16" (31.8 x 44 cm); sheet: 12 1/2 x 17 5/16" (31.8 x 44 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower composition, red crayon.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of version 2, only state, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of the only state.

The other known variant impression of version 2, outside the edition, is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number: 1413.2008). It is not illustrated, due to its similarity to the published impression.
State Changes and Additions:
State Changes:
Changes from version 1: negative image of composition transferred to new matrix, in letterpress.
Background:
The text in this series was taken from Bourgeois's diary entries, spanning some forty years. The images are based on drawings created in the 1990s. Printer Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression made photo-enlargements of the drawings and transferred them to letterpress plates.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
881.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Switzerland
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Tate Modern, London

Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, from the series, What...
1999

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink on paper
1998

Component A, first version

Louise Bourgeois. Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: version 1 of 2, only state
1999

Component A, second version

Louise Bourgeois. Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: version 2 of 2, only state, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, component A, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: version 2 of 2, only state
1999

Component B

Published Louise Bourgeois. Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, component B, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component B: only state
1999

Diptych

Published Louise Bourgeois. Has the Day Invaded the Night, or Has the Night Invaded the Day?, no. 5 of 9, from the series, What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
Component A: version 2, only state; component B: only state
1999

Series
1999

Louise Bourgeois. What Is the Shape of This Problem? 1999
What Is the Shape of This Problem?
1999
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