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Cat. No. 1121

Hang On!

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
2002
Themes:
Body Parts
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Soft ground etching
Support:
Handmade Twinrocker paper
Dimensions:
plate: 29 3/4 × 21 3/4" (75.6 × 55.2 cm); sheet: 38 7/8 × 25 5/8" (98.7 × 65.1 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" lower right margin, pencil.
Inscription:
"hang on! / First proof / for twinrocker" lower left to lower middle margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
2 known impressions of the only state, before the editions
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of the only state in the editions "Hang On!" and in the illustrated book edition "Hang On." The other known proof is printed in red ink and is not illustrated here.

About the edition of 12:
The hand additions vary across this edition. For comparison, see multiple impressions in the Evolving Composition Diagram below. Bourgeois and the publisher designated each impression in this edition as a study. (Usually in this catalogue, the term study describes photocopies and tracings that were used in the process of developing a composition.)

About the edition of 7:
This edition is printed in black ink and numbered in Arabic numerals. There are slightly varying pencil additions on each.

About the edition of 5:
This edition is printed in red ink and numbered in Roman numerals. There are slightly varying colored pencil additions on each.

About the illustrated book edition:
Of the announced edition of 9 unbound and 12 bound, only 9 unbound examples were realized.

There are varying hand additions across the edition of illustrated books. Impression number 5/9 was also available for examination by MoMA cataloguers, but was not available for reproduction. In that example, plate 12 has selective wiping and red crayon additions.

Hang On!; Untitled, plate 12 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
2002-2004

Source
1959

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On. 1959
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On
Charcoal on tracing paper mounted on board
1959

States

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2002
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2002
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled, plate 12 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled, plate 12 of 17, from the illustrated book, Hang On
Only state
2004
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2005
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On! 2005
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On!
Only state
2005

Illustrated Book
2004

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hang On. 2004
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hang On
2004
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