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Cat. No. 1010/I, variant 4

Strange Fellows

State/Variant:
State I of II, variant
Date:
1989
Alternate Title:
The Puritan
Themes:
Architecture
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate (overall): 11 13/16 x 6 15/16" (30 x 17.7 cm); sheet: 23 1/4 x 15 11/16" (59 x 39.8 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
4 known variant impressions of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state II.
Background:
This composition was initially developed in 1989 in conjunction with Benjamin Shiff, director of Osiris, as a preliminary trial for the book project "the puritan" (see below in Related Works in the Catalogue) although it did not ultimately appear in that book. Bourgeois and Shiff returned to the composition in 2003, creating impressions with hand additions, and also impressions for inclusion in the book, “One’s Sleep".
Artist’s Remarks:
"This is not a column, it is a self-portrait... see the hair?" Pointing to the little house, Bourgeois said, "This is where I came from, but I'm smart... look what I became! It is completely free... it can stand alone." (Quote cited in Wye, Deborah and Carol Smith. “The Prints of Louise Bourgeois.” New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1994, p. 155.)
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 82
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
475.1993

The Strange Fellows
1989-2003

States

Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows. 1989
State I of II, variant
1989
Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows. 1989
State I of II, variant
1989
Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows. 1989
State I of II, variant
1989
Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows. 1989
State I of II, variant
1989
Published Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows. 1989-2003
State II of II
1989-2003
Published Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows. 1989-2003
State II of II
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows, plate 5 of 18, from the illustrated book, One's Sleep (1). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II
2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Strange Fellows, plate 5 of 18, from the illustrated book, One's Sleep (3). 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II
2003

Illustrated Book
2003

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. One's Sleep. 2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION One's Sleep
2003
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