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Cat. No. 1111.1

Spiral Woman I

State/Variant:
Version 1 of 2, only state
Date:
2004
Themes:
Figures, Spirals
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etchings, with watercolor, gouache, ink, colored pencil, and pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate (each): 6 × 6 5/8" (15.2 × 16.8 cm); sheet: 47 7/8 × 34 1/8" (121.6 × 86.7 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
2 known impressions of version 1, only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Version 1 of this composition was issued as "Spiral Woman I." Version 2 was issued as part of the illustrated book "Hang On," and in the edition "Spiral Woman II."

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.

About the "Spiral Woman II" edition:
The hand additions and orientation vary across the edition. For comparison, see multiple 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.)
Curatorial Remarks:
The color of the hand additions and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate size is from the impression in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Spiral Woman; Untitled, plate 1 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
2004-2006

First Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman I. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman I
Version 1 of 2, only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman I (recto). 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman I (recto)
Version 1 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman I (verso). 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman I (verso)
Version 1 of 2, only state
2006

Second Version

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 1 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 1 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Version 2 of 2, only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman II. 2006
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman II
Version 2 of 2, only state
2006

Illustrated Book
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On
2004
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