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Cat. No. 1337

The Pink Fear

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
c. 1989
Descriptive Title:
Drips, Small Plate
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 7/8 x 5" (17.5 x 12.7 cm); sheet: 15 9/16 x 11 1/2" (39 x 29.3 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
2 known impressions of the only state, outside the edition
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of the only state.

Outside the edition of 3, there is a diptych composition which combines this plate with the plate editioned as “The Blue Fear.” The diptych was published as part of the illustrated book, "One's Sleep." In the illustrated book edition, each book includes 18 plates with hand additions. Both the dyptich composition and “The Blue Fear” can be seen below in Related Works in the Catalogue.
Background:
In 1989, to help Bourgeois prepare for what would be a major project together, "the puritan," Ben Shiff of Osiris, New York, provided her with test plates on which she made various technical experiments. The editioned plates "The Blue Fear" and "The Pink Fear" developed from one of these experiments. Bourgeois and Shiff returned to the composition in 2003, creating impressions for inclusion in the book, “One’s Sleep".
Former Cat. No.:
W & S B1
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
649.1993

The Pink Fear
c. 1989-2003

States

Louise Bourgeois. The Pink Fear. c. 1989
Only state
c. 1989
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Pink Fear. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Pink Fear. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. The Pink Fear. 1989-2003
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Only state
1989-2003