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Cat. No. 60/III (fabric)

Medical Print

State/Variant:
State III of III
Date:
2001
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 6 7/8 x 8 3/8" (17.5 x 21.3 cm); sheet: 15 1/2 x 15 1/4" (39.4 x 38.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 on fabric; plus an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 1 B.A.T., 1 H.C.
Impression:
1/2
Edition Information:
There are variations in the fabrics used for this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces. The two varying examples are reproduced in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II in drypoint: legs reinforced; hair further delineated.
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person. The dimensions given are from another impression.
Other Remarks:
According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the imagery in this print refers to Bourgeois's preoccupation with the mechanisms of the body and, in particular, bodily fluids, which she called "precious liquids."

Medical Print
2001

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink and correction fluid on paper
2001

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Medical Plate. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Medical Plate
Ink on fabric
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. Medical Print. 2001
State I of III
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Medical Print. 2001
State II of III
2001
Published Louise Bourgeois. Medical Print. 2001
State III of III
2001
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Medical Print. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of III
2001
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Medical Print. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State III of III
2001