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Cat. No. 252/IV

Untitled (Three Trees), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)

State/Variant:
State IV of V
Date:
2004
Descriptive Title:
Three Trees
Themes:
Figures, Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 x 6 11/16" (22.9 x 17 cm); sheet: 10 7/8 x 8 7/16" (27.7 x 21.5 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state IV
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The editioned series of portfolios, "Les Arbres" (1-6), is not a traditional edition in that each portfolio is unique. Varying compositions, hand additions, and sheet sizes occur throughout the portfolios. Portfolio (1) includes 10 compositions, while Portfolios (2-6) each contain 8 compositions.

Included in all 6 portfolios are 5 specific drypoint compositions that appear in the same order. However, the states of these compositions, and their hand additions, vary.

Portfolio (1) is different from all the others in the series, not only because it includes 10 compositions, but also because 5 of the 10 compositions are drawings. The drypoints are the same 5 compositions noted above as being in every portfolio; the drawings are new compositions entirely.

Portfolios (2-6) each contain 3 drypoint compositions on fabric, in addition to the 5 drypoint compositions noted above. The drypoint compositions on fabric vary from portfolio to portfolio.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III in drypoint: branches added.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
38.2012

Untitled (Three Trees), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)
2004

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), in Les Arbres (3), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State I of V
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), in Les Arbres (2), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of V
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), in Les Arbres (5), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of V
2004
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
State IV of V
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), in Les Arbres (1), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of V
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), in Les Arbres (4), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of V
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Three Trees), in Les Arbres (6), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of V
2004

Series
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Les Arbres (1-6)
2004
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