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Cat. No. 619/I, variant 1

It Breaks If They Are Separated

State/Variant:
State I of IV, variant
Date:
2002
Descriptive Title:
Two Entwined Circles
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with blue and red ink, and blue and red crayon additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 15/16 x 11 13/16" (25.3 x 30 cm); sheet: 10 15/16 x 13 15/16" (27.8 x 35.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"orthograph" lower right comp., pencil, artist's hand. Verso: [abstract drawing] across sheet, gray and orange watercolor wash, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.

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

Plate 1: left circle, and outline of right side of horizontal band.

Plate 2: right circle, and outline of left and right sides of horizontal band.
State Changes and Additions:
Plate 1 printed in black. Plate 2 printed in red.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1727.2008

It Breaks If They Are Separated
2002

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION It Breaks If They Are Separated
Ink on paper
1998

States

Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 2002
State I of IV, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 2002
State I of IV, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 2002
State II of IV
2002
Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 2002
State III of IV
2002
Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 2002
State IV of IV, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. It Breaks If They Are Separated. 2002
State IV of IV, variant
2002