Self Portrait

Louise Bourgeois

"The five legged creature represents my family. I grew up in a family of five in France and also raised a family of five of my own in New York. My five legged animal is personal; it is a self portrait of my obligations. The idea of the family that stands together is very important to me." (The Easton Foundation: LBQ-0001, 2007)

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

Cat. No. 324.2/VIII (fabric)

Artist
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
Title
Self Portrait
Medium
Drypoint and engraving on fabric
Date
2007
Size
9 x 9 1/2 in : 22.9 x 24.1 cm
Inscriptions
Signed with the initials lower right, stitched in red thread, and numbered on the reverse
Edition
From the numbered edition of 8 (there were also 5 in roman numerals)
State
Version 2 of 3, state VIII of VIII (Version 3 not published)
Publisher
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Provenance
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Literature
Published in "Louise Bourgeois, The Complete Prints and Books", the online resource of the Museum of Modern Art Cat. No. 324.2/VIII (fabric)
Reference
AC18-34
Status
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