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Cat. No. 482, trial version

The Woven Child

State/Variant:
Trial version, cover of "The Woven Child"
Date:
2002
Themes:
Fabric Works, Motherhood & Family, Words
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 x 8" (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Lison Editions, New York (Louise Bourgeois)
Printer:
SOLO Impression, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of this trial version for the cover of "The Woven Child," 2003, a unique fabric portfolio
Edition Information:
There are slight variations in the fabrics used in the 2 known impressions of this composition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

The additional known trial version of this composition is not illustrated, due to its similiarity to the impression seen here.
Background:
The text on this trial version cover comes from Bourgeois's voluminous writings—in her diaries, on loose sheets, or on the backs of drawings. The specific source and date 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 earlier writings. Inspired by that collaboration, Bourgeois created several other printed fabric works with lithographed texts or titles.

The Woven Child, cover
2002-2003

Versions

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Woven Child. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Trial version, cover of "The Woven Child"
2002

Cover

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Woven Child, cover. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION 2003

Portfolio
2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Woven Child. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION The Woven Child
2003
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