There are 8 unique variants titled "Eccentric Growth" I–VI and VIII–IX. According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, "Eccentric Growth VII" was destroyed by the artist.
State Changes and Additions:
Matrices: These unique variants were made using 2 plates printed side by side in different layouts. All include extensive hand additions. These plates were also printed alone and issued as 2 separate compositions, which are noted below and can be seen in Related Works in the Catalogue.
panel (a): plate from "Leaves”
panel (b): plate from "Swaying”
Benjamin Shiff, the director of the Osiris imprint, collaborated with Bourgeois in a highly experimental phase of printmaking that occupied the last years of her life, from 2005 to 2010. He first established a working relationship with the artist in the 1990s, but the late period is particularly noteworthy for the innovative and complex large-scale projects that evolved at that time. Shiff made use of professional workshops for printing, but he oversaw the creation of the printing plates as Bourgeois worked on them in her home studio. He also provided assistance as she added extensive hand additions and texts, and as she combined individual compositions into multi-panel works and illustrated books.
The color of hand additions, type of paper, and verso inscription could not be fully documented because this impression is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression on paper in MoMA’s Collection. The sheet dimensions were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.
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