The other known impression of this state is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number: 144.2012). It is not illustrated, due its similarity to this impression.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III, by burnishing: portions of line intersecting roots removed. Changes from state III, in drypoint: roots further delineated.
Version 2 of this composition was published as a benefit for the organization, "Ainu Minzoku-to Chikyu Shimin-no Kai," Sapporo, Japan. Bourgeois's son, Jean-Louis Bourgeois, visited Japan to accept an award for the artist. While there, he learned of the plight and poverty of the Ainu, an indigenous Japanese tribe. He asked his mother to execute a benefit print for the organization.
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