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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 457/I

Female

State/Variant:
State I of II
Date:
2009
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits, Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red watercolor additions
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
sheet: 5 × 3 3/8" (12.7 × 8.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower sheet, stitched in brown thread.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state II.

The other 2 known impressions of state I are incorporated in the unique fabric clock works, "Self Portrait" and "Nature Study," both completed in 2009. See Related Works in the Catalogue below.

The 3 known state I impressions of this composition are each titled "Female," whereas the state II impressions included in sets 2/5–5/5 and A.P. 1/1 of the "Self Portrait" series are each titled "Desire."
Curatorial Remarks:
Unlike for many of Bourgeois's prints, there is no source drawing for this composition.

Desire, plate 2 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait
2009

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Female. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Female
State I of II
2009
Published Louise Bourgeois. Desire, plate 2 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait. 2009
Desire, plate 2 of 24, from the series, Self Portrait
State II of II
2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Faith Hope Charity. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Faith Hope Charity
State II of II, variant
2009

Series
2009

Louise Bourgeois. Self Portrait. 2009
Self Portrait
2009
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