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Inscription

upper center of title page in pen and black ink: For Margot and Alfred; lower center of colophon in pen and black ink: D / Louis Bourgeois / Marius Bewley; in graphite: Plate 1 L. Bourgeois / Plate 2 L. Bourgeois / Plate 3 L. Bourgeois / Plate 4 L. Bourgeois / Plate 5 L. Bourgeois / Plate 6 L. Bourgeois / Plate 7 L. Bourgeois / Plate 8 L. Bourgeois / Plate 9 L. Bourgeois; on plate 7 text in pen and black ink: "Then all came and had a good time." is printed with LB handwriting a "y" over the "n" to change "Then" to "They".

Provenance

the artist, Gift to Margaret and Alfred Barr, New York; private collection, the artist; Louise Bourgeois Trust; (Cheim & Read, New York); purchased by NGA, 2011

Exhibition History
1975
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Prints by Sculptors: Selections from the Art Lending Service, June 1975- September 1975
1986
Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Avery Bourgeois, Hayter: Atelier 17 in 1947, 1986
1995
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, Louise Bougeois, December 21, 1995- April 14, 1996
1995
National Gellery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Louise Bourgeois, October 19, 1995-November 27, 1995
1996
Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Westford,CT, Louise Bourgeois, November 1, 1996- December 15, 1996
1999
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte- Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, Louise Bourgeois: Architecture and Memory, November 16, 1999-February 14, 2000
2000
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungki-do, Korea, Louise Bourgeois, September 7, 2000-Novermber 5, 2000
2001
Miriam and Ira D. wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, Louise Bourgeois: Illustrated Books, April 25, 2001- June 9, 2001
2002
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, Louise Bourgeois, December 13, 2002-February 2, 2003
2002
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work, May 1, 2002-August 4, 2002
2002
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, Louise Bourgeois, September 15, 2002-November 17, 2002
2003
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, Louise Bourgeois, November 26, 2003-February 22, 2004
2004
Centre of Contemporary Art Malaga, Malaga, Spain, Louise Bourgeois, August 6, 2004-November 7, 2004
2004
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Louise Bourgeois, March 5, 2004-May 9, 2004
2005
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Louise Bourgeois, February 12, 2005-April 3, 2005
2006
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, Louise Bourgeois: La Famille, March 12, 2006-June 5, 2006
2007
Tate Modern, London, Louise Bourgeois, October 10, 2007-January 20, 2008.
2008
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Louise Bourgeois, March 5, 2008-June 2, 2008
2008
Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, Louise Bourgeois, June 27, 2008-September 28, 2008
2009
The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., Louise Bourgeois, February 28, 2009- June 7, 2009.
Bibliography
1994
Deborah Wye and Carol Smith. The Prints of Louise Bourgeois. New York, 1994: 72-96.
2000
Louise Bourgeois: The Space of Memory. LIfe & Dream Publishing Co.: Korea, 2000, reproduced in color on pages 92-95.
2008
Bernadac, Marie-Laure., et al. Louise Bourgeois. Paris, France: Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2008, color repro. plate 7, plate 170.

2011
Brodie, Judith. "Louise Bourgeois, He Disappeared into Complete Silence." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 45 (Fall 2011): 21.