Proof not included in any known example of "He Disappeared into Complete Silence," first edition; and proof before the editioning of version 3, state III, in the second edition. Published examples of the first edition are identified by Example numbers in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. The published example of the second edition is the last entry in the Evolving Composition Diagram.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from version 1, state IX, in engraving: hatch marks added to pentagonal form and top of middle structure.
The structures "have tried to keep their dignity, but they have been overrun and broken by the flood of the river. Proud as they once were, now they have broken down. How sad.... Guilt and depression come after losing control. They were almost destroyed. No one can do anything against the unpredictable river. But, they are still standing... there is still life here... there can be regeneration." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 95.)
In Wye and Smith, "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois," 1994, p. 96, this impression was catalogued as state VI. It has since been determined to be an impression of state IX.
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