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Cat. No. 254.1/III, variant

Untitled (Wide Tree), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, state III of III, variant
Date:
2004
Descriptive Title:
Wide Tree
Themes:
Nature
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink and blue watercolor additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 x 8 15/16" (22.8 x 22.7 cm); sheet: 11 3/16 x 10 7/8" (28.4 x 27.7 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
5 known impressions of version 1, state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
There are 4 impressions of version 1, state III, included in the editioned series of portfolios, "Les Arbres" (1-6). This impression is a variant of version 1, state III, outside the published portfolios.

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 II in drypoint: hole in trunk added; minor roots, branches, and base of trunk further delineated.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
39.2012

Untitled (Wide Tree), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6)
2004-2005

First Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (4), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state I of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (1), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state II of III
2004
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
Version 1 of 2, state III of III, variant
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (2), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (3), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (5), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree), in Les Arbres (6), from the editioned series of portfolios, Les Arbres (1-6). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 1 of 2, state III of III
2004

Second Version

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state I of IV
2004
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005
Version 2 of 2, state II of IV
2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV, variant
2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2004-2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2, state III of IV, variant
2004-2005
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Wide Tree). 2005
Version 2 of 2, state IV of IV
2005

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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