The shapes of the aluminum collage elements vary across the edition. Several examples are reproduced below in the Evolving Composition Diagram.
There is 1 known variant impression of the only state, outside the edition.
According to Bourgeois's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the aluminum collage element was a fragment left over after pouring aluminum into molds for sculptures by the artist. Gorovoy gathered up the fragments and Bourgeois decided to use them in this edition. The sculptural pouring process took place at the Modern Art Foundry in Long Island City, NY.
This Work in Other Collections:
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou
If you are interested in reproducing images from The Museum of Modern Art web site, please visit the Image Permissions page (www.moma.org/permissions). For additional information about using content from MoMA.org, please visit About this Site (www.moma.org/site).