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Cat. No. 239/IV (fabric)

Head on Fire

State/Variant:
State IV of IV
Date:
2000
Themes:
Fabric Works, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 x 8 1/2" (27.9 x 21.6 cm); sheet: 14 1/2 x 13 1/4" (36.8 x 33.7 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower sheet, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
6 on fabric; plus an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 T.P., 1 B.A.T.; and an edition of 7 (numbered I/VII-VII/VII) on handmade paper with 1 T.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
There is 1 known variant impression of state IV, outside the three editions.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, including evidence of staining and scorching, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.

On 2 of the 6 impressions in the fabric edition, including the one reproduced here, there is a small patch with a red "86" attached to an upper corner. According to the Louise Bourgeois Studio, these patches were found on the fabric and were not added by Bourgeois.

The edition of 7 (numbered I/VII-VII/VII) was printed on Japanese handmade Tosa Washi Sei paper, whereas the edition of 25 on paper was done on smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III in engraving: hair reinforced.
Public Collection:
Baltimore Museum of Art, The

Head on Fire
2000

Source
2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Tête en Feu. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION La Tête en Feu
Ink on graph paper
2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State I of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State II of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State III of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State IV of IV, variant
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State IV of IV
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of IV
2000