Louise BourgeoisBlue Dress 1998

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Artist
Louise Bourgeois (1911‑2010)
Title
Blue Dress
Date 1998
MediumEtching, drypoint and aquatint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 760 x 553 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2002
Reference
P78628

Summary

Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature is a suite of nine copperplate etchings with dry point and aquatint presented in a salmon pink silk-covered box. The portfolio was produced in an edition of twenty-eight of which this is the twelfth. It was printed by Harlan and Weaver, New York and published by Julie Sylvester Cabot, Whitney Museum of American Art Editions, New York. The prints follow a progression and are individually numbered and titled with a simple description. VIII Blue Dress is the last of a group of four images based on a body represented by a knee-length tunic with the appearance of a military jacket. In V Amputee (P78625), VI Amputee with Peg Leg (P78626) and VII Amputee with Crutch (P78627), as the titles indicate, the body has amputated limbs which emerge from parts of the tunic… (read more)

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