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Cat. No. 58/VII (fabric)

Do Not Abandon Me

State/Variant:
State VII of VII
Date:
2000
Themes:
Fabric Works, Figures, Motherhood & Family, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 15/16 x 9 15/16" (30.3 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 14 3/4 x 12 3/4" (37.5 x 32.4 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
10 on fabric; plus an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 3 H.C., 1 B.A.T., and 1 T.P.
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of state VII, outside the two editions.

In the edition of 10 on fabric, 9 are printed in black and 1 is printed in red. There are also minor variations in fabric texture and condition, as well as in margin size.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state VI in drypoint: woman and child's facial features further delineated; child's legs reshaped.
Background:
The imagery of this print relates to Bourgeois’s monumental sculptural installation for the inaugural exhibition in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2000. The installation consisted of “Maman,” a 30’ steel sculpture of a spider, and “I Do, I Undo, I Redo,” three steel towers ranging in height from 42' to 57'. Each tower contained a different sculpture of a mother and child inside a bell jar. The “Do Not Abandon Me” drypoint relates to the sculpture contained in the tower titled, “I Redo,” seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums.
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.

Do Not Abandon Me
1999-2000

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Chair). 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled (Chair)
Steel and glass
1998

States

Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State I of VII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State II of VII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State III of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State III of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State IV of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State IV of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State IV of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State V of VII, variant
1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State V of VII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State VI of VII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 1999
State VII of VII, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000
State VII of VII
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000
State VII of VII
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Do Not Abandon Me. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State VII of VII
2000