This multiple was manufactured at the Modern Art Foundry in Long Island City, New York.
The idea for the multiple originates from the time Bourgeois spent at the Modern Art Foundry, where she cast her metal sculptures. The workers at the foundry use metal wedges to prop up sculptures as needed during the manufacturing process. Bourgeois liked the shape of the objects and decided to use a similar shape for the edition, which she gave away as gifts.
According to Jerry Gorovoy, the artist's assistant, Bourgeois found it very reassuring to declare her affection for her loved ones, and to receive their love in return. In addition to the prints and drawings that demonstrate this, the three untitled 1989 sculptures (seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums) also explore this idea, and show a rare use of text in the artist's sculpture.
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