Louise BourgeoisUntitled 1989-91

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Artist
Louise Bourgeois (1911‑2010)
Title
Untitled
Date 1989-91
MediumDrypoint and etching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 303 x 379 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77679
Not on display

Summary

This is the final state of an etching which exists in three states. Bourgeois often makes several versions of her prints over a number of years. The third state of this print was published in 1991 in an edition of sixty by Peter Blum Editions, New York. It was printed by Harlan & Weaver Intaglio, New York. This is the eighth in the edition. An alternative title for this image is The Burning Pin. In 1993 Bourgeois added the title Safety Pins.

Bourgeois grew up in a tapestry restoring establishment run by her parents in Choisy, France. She moved to New York in 1938 and began making prints in the same year. During the 1940s she worked primarily in painting, drawing and printmaking, but abandoned printmaking in 1949, only to return to it in 1973. Since then she has produced a large volume of prints which echo, reinforce and enlarge the themes of her sculptures. She has experimented widely with various techniques, taking pleasure in the appropriateness of the tools and materials for the expression of a particular emotion… (read more)

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