plate: 8 15/16 x 11 7/8" (22.7 x 30.2 cm); sheet: 13 x 16" (33 x 40.6 cm)
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Verso: "347 W 20th / Louise / Paolo / Jean Louis / futility? The futility of Sisyphus? (J-L's interpretation / not [underlined] Louise's) / "No," says Louise. Significance (futility's / opposite). / Louise: The drawing is "nothing to / laugh about (my God)." It is intended / completely seriously. (Jean-Louis's humerous / interpretation is his alone). / Louise interested in the fact that this / drawing, as "abstract," elicited far more discussion/ than of Louise's other drawing she's working on- / mother and child sharing umbilical cord (as in "I Redo") / far more narrative / anecdotal." center sheet, pencil, unknown hand,
An inscription on the verso of this impression indicates that the engraving of the plate was done by Sarah V. According to Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver print workshop, Bourgeois initially worked with printer Sarah V. on several projects which were then printed at Harlan & Weaver.
Inscription on the verso of the source drawing: "Le Pere en ballade avec les trois fils / May 21, 1998 / May 98."
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