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Cat. No. 587/XI

The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
State XI of XX
Date:
2002-2003
Alternate Title:
Landscape
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Reparation"
Themes:
Architecture
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with red, blue, and black ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 7/16 x 10 13/16" (21.5 x 27.5 cm); sheet: 11 x 13 3/16" (28 x 33.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, blue ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state XI
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state XX.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices: The progression of this composition, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 2 plates in 3 different techniques.

Plate 1, in drypoint, engraving, and aquatint: house and sun.

Plate 2, in aquatint, drypoint, and engraving: shading in mounds, sun, and lowest horizontal band.

State Changes:
Plate 1 printed in black.
Changes from state X, in drypoint: mid-section of house filled in.
Curatorial Remarks:
Although the verso of the source drawing is inscribed "Landscape" by the artist, the Louise Bourgeois Studio has designated the title of the drawing to the same as that of the print. The drawing was exhibited in "Louise Bourgeois Drawings and Sculpture" at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2002. The accompanying catalogue lists the title as "Landscape."
Other Remarks:
Although it appears possible that the artist used a new plate for state VII, Carol Weaver of Harlan & Weaver, New York, remembers Bourgeois extensively working the same plate and continuing to use it. A new plate was not introduced until state XVI.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1604.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London (state XX)

The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2001-2003

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Happy House
Ink on paper
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State I of XX
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, state II of XX, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State II of XX
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State III of XX
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State IV of XX
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State V of XX
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State VI of XX, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VI of XX, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VII of XX, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VII of XX, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VII of XX, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VIII of XX
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State IX of XX
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State X of XX
2002
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002-2003
State XI of XX
2002-2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002-2003
State XII of XX
2002-2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002-2003
State XIII of XX
2002-2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002-2003
State XIV of XX
2002-2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XV of XX
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XVI of XX
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XVII of XX
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XVIII of XX
2003
Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XIX of XX
2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. The Happy House, plate 7 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State XX of XX
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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