In addition to the "Spiral Woman II" edition, version 2 of this composition was included in the illustrated book "Hang On." Version 1 was issued as "Spiral Woman I" (see Evolving Composition Diagram below).
About the "Spiral Woman II" edition: The hand additions and orientation vary across the edition. For comparison, see other impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression in this edition as a study. (Usually in this catalogue, the term study describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.)
About the "Hang On" illustrated book edition: There are varying hand additions across the edition of illustrated books. Impression number 5/9 was also available for examination by MoMA cataloguers, but was not available for reproduction. In that example, plate 2 has chine collé, and white and red gouache, red pencil, and pencil additions.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1: composition transferred to larger plate in etching.
The color of the hand additions, paper type, and impression number could not be fully documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.
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