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Cat. No. 1117, variant 3

Magic Wands

State/Variant:
Only state, variant
Date:
2004
Themes:
Abstraction, Spirals
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
panel (a): Soft ground etching
panel (b): Soft ground etching, with pencil additions
panel (c): Soft ground etching, with red pencil additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate (each): 13 15/16 × 7 7/16" (35.4 × 18.9 cm); sheet: 19 7/8 × 31 5/8" (50.5 × 80.3 cm)
Signature:
panel (c): "Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of the only state, outside the illustrated book edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
This is one of 3 known examples of this plate outside the illustrated book edition. One example is a diptych; two are triptychs. All are seen in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

About the "Hang On" illustrated book edition:
Of the announced edition of 9 unbound and 12 bound, only 9 unbound examples were realized.

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 7 (left) has black crayon additions, and plate 8 (right) has blue watercolor wash additions, red crayon, and white gouache additions.
Curatorial Remarks:
The 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.

Untitled, plates 7 and 8 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On; Magic Wands
2004

States

Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plates 7 and 8 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plates 7 and 8 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Magic Wands. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Magic Wands
Only state, variant
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Magic Wands. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Magic Wands
Only state, variant
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Magic Wands. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Magic Wands
Only state, variant
2004

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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