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Cat. No. 59/II

Madeleine

State/Variant:
State II of III
Date:
1999
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping, and green ink additions
Support:
Slightly textured, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/8 x 9 15/16" (30.1 x 25.3 cm); sheet: 14 x 10 7/8" (35.5 x 27.7 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state III.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: shoulders added.
Additions in green ink: further delineation of figure's upper head, anticipating state III.
Curatorial Remarks:
Bourgeois alludes here to the episode in Marcel Proust's novel "À la recherche du temps perdu" (Remembrance of Things Past) in which the protagonist bites into a madeleine and is suddenly transported back in time, recalling the story of his life.

Publisher Harlan & Weaver groups the editioned state of this composition on paper with ten other drypoints of 1999, under the title, “11 Drypoints.” Each of the 11 compositions can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
“The Accident”
“The Angry Cat”
“Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth”
“Fear”
“Feet (Socks)”
“Fences Are Obsolete”
“Madeleine”
“Mosquito”
“Mother and Child”
“Please Hang in There”
“The Smell of the Feet”
Bibliography:
Malbert, Roger, and Juliet Mitchell. "Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints." London: Hayward, 2016. (Catalogue accompanying the touring exhibition "Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints".)
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
910.2008

Madeleine
1999-2000

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Madeleine
Ink, pencil, and correction fluid on paper
1998

Source
1999

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Madeleine
Ink, pencil, and correction fluid on paper
1999

States

Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State I of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State II of III
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State III of III, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 1999
State III of III
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Madeleine. 2000
State III of III
2000