Do not Abandon Me # 1: A Million Ways to Cum, 2009-2010
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Mixed Media

Archival dyes on cloth

30.00 x 24.00 in

76.2 x 61.0 cm

Edition of 18

This work is signed by Tracey Emin in pencil on the lower left, and embroidered "LB" by Louise Bourgeois on lower right.

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About The Work

Although generations apart, Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin both are known for their confessional writing and autobiographical subject matter. They each confront the theme of emotional dependency and the fear of being separated and abandoned. In Do Not Abandon Me, they explore sexuality, identity, birth, gender and ultimately the need to feel attached to the “Other.”

This print is from a series of 16 collaborative works created by Bourgeois and Emin. Originating with Bourgeois’ 16 gouache drawings on paper of male and female torsos in profile, Emin ‘responded’ by adding handwritten text, line drawings and gouache. The collaboration was then printed at Dye-namix studio in New York with archival dyes on cloth in an edition of 18 sets with 6 artist proofs. 

Courtesy of Carolina Nitsch

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