New York: Zucker Art Books, 2007. Limited Edition. Large oblong folio, publisher's cream Japanese linen, spine and boards stamped in blue, original paperboard slipcase.
French-American painter and sculptor Bourgeois's meditation on the Bièvre river, a waterway for tanneries and dye-makers in the Paris suburb Antony, where Bourgeois's family ran a tapestry restoration workshop when she was a child, and where she first learned to draw: "I had gone back to Antony with my children to see the house where I had grown up and where the river Biévre flowed through the backyard. But the river was gone. Only the trees that my father had planted along its edges remained as a witness." This is one of 1800 unnumbered copies of a limited edition reproduction of a unique fabric collage-book Bourgeois made in 2002. (Published simultaneously with a signed and numbered edition of 95 copies accompanied by two signed photographs, and an edition of 25 artist proof copies.) Photography by Christopher Burke. Fine. Item #77