Louise BourgeoisTree with Red Crutch 1998

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Artist
Louise Bourgeois (1911‑2010)
Title
Tree with Red Crutch
Date 1998
MediumEtching, drypoint and aquatint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 760 x 553 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2002
Reference
P78629

Summary

Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature is a suite of nine copperplate etchings with drypoint 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 are individually numbered and titled with a simple description. IX Tree with Crutch represents a culmination of the previous images. The tree introduced in I Tree (P78621), II Tree with Split Trunk (P78622) and developed into the tall standing tree of III Tree with Woman (P78623), has rejoined its split trunk at the top, resulting in a long vulvic opening… (read more)

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