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Cat. No. 582/II

Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation

State/Variant:
State II of X
Date:
2001
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "The Reparation"
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Spirals
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red and black ink, pencil, and white gouache additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/16 x 8 15/16" (29 x 22.7 cm); sheet: 15 9/16 x 11 1/8" (39.5 x 28.3 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, black ink.
Inscription:
Verso: "porte Bonheur / georges + Henriete aux coccinelles lady bug [drawing of a ladybug] / les Coccinelles [drawing of a ladybug] / Francoise Sagan: Bonjour tristesse" lower center sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
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unpublished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 X.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: outlines reinforced overall, leaving deep burr.
Additions in red ink: body shaded and hair delineated, anticipating changes in state IV.
Additions in white gouache: rounded shape to right of head masked out, anticipating changes in state IV.
Other Remarks:
According to the artist's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, and printer Felix Harlan, the source for this print is the 1984 sculpture, "Spiral Woman." Harlan says that the closely related drawing from 2002 (seen below in Related Works in Other Mediums) was probably taken from an impression of the print. Bourgeois also made a photocopy of the drawing with hand additions. Both were made as part of the artist's working process midway through the platemaking.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1110.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
Tate Modern, London (state X on paper)

Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation
2001-2003

Source
1984

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman. 1984
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Spiral Woman
Bronze
1984

States

Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State I of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State II of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State III of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State IV of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State V of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State VI of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State VI of X, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2001
State VII of X
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VIII of X, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State VIII of X, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State IX of X, variant
2002
Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2002
State IX of X, variant
2002
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State X of X
2002
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman. 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State X of X
2002
Published Louise Bourgeois. Spiral Woman, plate 2 of 7, from the portfolio, La Réparation. 2003
State X of X
2003

Portfolio
2003

Louise Bourgeois. La Réparation. 2003
La Réparation
2003
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