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Cat. No. 1283

La Chanson

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2009
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Song"
Themes:
Abstraction, Music
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching diptych, with watercolor, gouache, and ink additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 1/4 × 7" (28.6 × 17.8 cm) sheet: 12 1/2 × 8" (31.8 × 20.3 cm)
Signature:
Left: "LB" right lower margin, pencil. (Elements of letters reinforced.) Right: "Louise Bourgeois" lower right comp. and margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
Unique
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The plate used on the left of this diptych is also found in two other compositions. They are titled “Mouillés le Soir” and “2 Friends” and are seen in Related Works in the Catalogue, below. The plate on the right of this diptych is the only known appearance of this composition within Bourgeois’s work.
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions, plate size, and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person.

La Chanson
2009

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Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Chanson. 2009
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
2009