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Cat. No. 358.1

I Did Everything I Could Every Day of My Life I

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2
Date:
c. 2004
Themes:
Fabric Works, Words
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 x 27 1/2" (25.4 x 69.9 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower sheet, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Lison Editions, New York (Louise Bourgeois)
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
3
Impression:
3/3
Edition Information:
In the second edition of this composition, entitled "I Did Everything I Could Every Day of My Life II," the text has been reduced in size. An example from each edition is included in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

Sheet dimensions throughout the edition vary slightly because of hemming and stretching fluctuations.
Background:
The text in this composition comes from Bourgeois's voluminous writings—in her diaries, on loose sheets, or on the verso of drawings. The specific source and date of this text are not known.

During the early 2000s, Bourgeois worked with SOLO Impression on the editioned version of "Ode à l'oubli," a book of fabric collages and two lithographed text pages. The phrases on those text pages came from her writings. Inspired by that collaboration, Bourgeois created several individual printed fabric works with lithographed texts.
Curatorial Remarks:
Due to the nature of the mounting and framing of this work, the verso could not be examined. The impression number was provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
562.2013

I Did Everything I Could Every Day of My Life
c. 2004

First Version

Published Louise Bourgeois. I Did Everything I Could Every Day of My Life I. c. 2004
Version 1 of 2
c. 2004

Second Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. I Did Everything I Could Every Day of My Life II. c. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Version 2 of 2
c. 2004