Proof before the editionig of state VI on paper and of state VII on fabric.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III in drypoint: female figure's second foot and shoe delineated; her hair further delineated; male figure's penis further delineated; male and female figures' heads and faces burnished away and reconfigured.
The artist told printer Felix Harlan that the figures in this series are playing an adult version of a French children's game, known as "faire des galipettes," meaning to do somersaults. In fact, the expression "faire des galipettes" is also slang for having sex, a punning reference that Bourgeois must have enjoyed.
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