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He disappeared into complete silence : suite of nine engravings

Collection Data

Bewley, Marius (Author of introduction, etc.)
Bourgeois, Louise (1911-2010) (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1947
Place: New York
Publisher: Gemor Press
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Amer. 1947 99-28
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010
Content: "Design, typography and printing by the Gemor Press, New York"--Colophon.
Content: Ill. are accompanied by brief evocative texts by the artist, on facing pages.
Content: Illustrations: 10 prints : engraving, drypoint, b&w ; full-page. Printed by the artist at Atelier 17. Numbered "Plate 1-[7]" and VII-IX, and signed in pencil by the artist. This copy contains the alternative plate, here numbered "VII." Wye reference nos. (catalog no., version and state): plate 1, 29.2.II; plate 2, 30.1.IV; plate 3, 31.3.II; plate 4, 32.2.III; plate 5, 33.IV; plate 6, 34.3.III; plate 7, 35.VIII; plate 8, 36.3.XII; plate 9, 37.IV; alternative plate, 38.IV.
Content: "Limited to 44 numbered and signed copies ... Another 10 copies lettered from A to J are not for sale"--Colophon. This copy not numbered or lettered; unsigned. Wye suggests that the true number of copies produced is unknown; many of the extant sets were assembled by the artist in the 1980s.
Content: Issued unbound, in off-white paper portfolio.
Citation/reference: The accompanying print, which is an earlier state (Wye 35.V) of plate 7, is printed in black over stencilled shapes in orange, red and black. "One of only two known prints by Bourgeois using stencil in this way"--Wye, p. 90.
Statement of responsibility: by Louise Bourgeois ; with an introduction by Marius Bewley.
Physical Description
Extent: 18 sheets (8 folded) ([25] leaves) : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 print (drypoint, stencil, col. ; sheet 34 x 26 cm.)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14385853
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 986dda90-c605-012f-46d9-58d385a7bc34
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