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Cat. No. 458/II

Robert, plate 3 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait

State/Variant:
State II of II, variant
Date:
2009
Themes:
Body Parts, Faces & Portraits, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint, Etching
Description:
Drypoint and etching
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 5 x 3 7/16" (12.7 x 8.8 cm); sheet: 10 5/8 x 9 9/16" (27 x 24.3 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known variant impressions of state II, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The other known variant impression of state II outside the edition is printed on fabric and has hand additions. It was incorporated into the fabric work, "Nature Study," in Related Works in the Catalogue below.

There is 1 known impression of state I of this composition. That impression is on fabric and is included in the "Selt Portrait" series set no. 1/5.

All 24 sheets that comprise set no. 1/5 are mounted on a single large table cloth and arranged in the formation of a clock. See the first work titled "Self Portrait" in Related Works in the Catalogue below. That composition includes, above the clock, at top left, one additional drypoint printed by Harlan & Weaver, New York, and at top middle and top right, two digital prints printed by Dyenamix, New York. Set nos. 2/5–5/5 and A.P. 1/1 do not include these three additional prints.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in etching: figure shaded.
Background:
This series depicts the story of Bourgeois’s life. Beginning with an image of a young girl, it progresses through marriage and having children, and finally, to predominant themes in the artist's work.

The "Robert" of this title is Robert Goldwater, who was Bourgeois's husband and an American art historian.
Curatorial Remarks:
Unlike for many of Bourgeois's prints, there are no source drawings for this series.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1610.2012

Robert, plate 3 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait
2009

States

Louise Bourgeois. Robert, plate 3 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait. 2009
State II of II, variant
2009
Published Louise Bourgeois. Robert, plate 3 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait. 2009
State II of II
2009

Series
2009

Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait. 2009
Self Portrait
2009
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