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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

Louise Bourgeois: Complete Books & Prints
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Cat. No. 746

Waiting for News

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
c. 1940
Alternate Title:
Head in Hands
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Figures
Techniques:
Lithography
Description:
Lithograph
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
composition: 8 13/16 × 12" (22.4 × 30.5 cm); sheet: 11 1/2 × 16" (29.2 × 40.6 cm)
Signature:
"LB." lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"Printed by Will Barnet" lower middle margin, pencil, unknown hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
The Art Students League of New York
Edition:
1 known impression of the only state
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition.
Background:
American painter and prinktmaker, Will Barnet (1911-2012) was the master printer at The Art Students League and printed Bourgeois's lithographs.
Artist’s Remarks:
In response to this print, Bourgeois remarked: "This is the same mood of despair that recurs again and again." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 52)
Curatorial Remarks:
The alternate title, "Head in Hands," comes from the brochure checklist of a 1992 exhibition at the Susan Teller Gallery, New York, titled, "Printed by Will Barnet."

The title "Waiting for News" was given by the artist in 1993 on the occasion of the publication of "The Prints of Louise Bourgeois" (cited above). The inscription in the unknown hand in the lower middle margin was not on the impression at that time.
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 14

Waiting for News
c. 1940

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NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Waiting for News. c. 1940
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
c. 1940