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Cat. No. 564.1/III, variant 2

Untitled

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state III of IV, variant
Date:
2001
Descriptive Title:
Rectangle with Circles
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 1/4 x 7 1/16" (23.5 x 18 cm); sheet: 13 1/4 x 11 1/8" (33.7 x 28.2 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
Verso: "monotype" lower left sheet, red ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of version 1, state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

Matrices:
The progression of version 1 of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 plates.

Plate 1: grid.

Plate 2: circles.
State Changes and Additions:
Plate 1 printed in black. Plate 2 printed in red.

Changes from version 1, state II, in drypoint: both plates printed.
Curatorial Remarks:
The signature on this impression shows the artist experimenting with the orientation of the composition, which differs from the other impression of version 1, state III, seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

Despite the inscription in the artist's hand, monotype is not used on this print.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1530.2008

Untitled
2001-2003

Source
2001

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
Untitled
Ink on graph paper
2001

First Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state I of IV
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state II of IV
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state III of IV, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
Version 1 of 2, state III of IV, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2003
Version 1 of 2, state IV of IV
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2003
Version 1 of 2, state IV of IV, variant
2003

Second Version

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2003
Version 2 of 2, state I of III
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2003
Version 2 of 2, state II of III
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2003
Version 2 of 2, state III of III
2003
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2003
Version 2 of 2, state III of III, variant
2003