30 A.P., 15 P.P. (according to the printer), and in a portfolio edition of 146; plus 22 A.P.
"AP 1/30" left lower margin, pencil, unknown hand.
This impression is one of 30 A.P. impressions given to the artist of her individual print. It exists outside the portfolio edition of 146, plus 22 A.P.
According to Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression, there are 15 P.P. impressions. They are inscribed "S.I." for SOLO Impression.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices: The progression of version 2, as seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below, involved 3 matrices.
Matrix 1: branches.
Matrix 2: circle.
Matrix 3: olives.
Matrices 1 and 2 printed in red. Matrix 3 printed in black. Changes from version 1: composition transferred to new plates at a reduced scale.
For les Méditerranéennes Médiatrices de la Paix, France
"The Olive Branch" is Bourgeois's contribution to the fundraising portfolio "Art pour la Paix," published by Les Méditerranéennes Médiatrices de la Paix, a humanitarian organization dedicated to promoting peace through conflict mediation and cultural exchange projects.
The portfolio contains 22 prints by 22 artists. In addition to Bourgeois, the other participants are as follows: Arman, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, François Boisrond, Pierre Buraglio, Jean-Marc Bustamante, James Coignard, Philippe Favier, Fabrice Hybert, Jean Le Gac, JR Leloup, Jean Miotte, Jacques Monory, François Morellet, Bernard Pagès, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Bernard Taride, Bernar Venet, André Verdet, and Jacques Villeglé.
The paper type and composition size could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
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