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Cat. No. 1336

The Blue Fear

State/Variant:
Only state
Date:
1989-2003
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Etching
Description:
Etching, with watercolor, ink, and gouache additions
Support:
Paper
Dimensions:
plate: 6 7/8 × 4 15/16" (17.5 × 12.6 cm); sheet: 14 7/8 × 11" (37.8 × 27.9 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois" right lower margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Osiris, New York
Printer:
Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH
Edition:
3
Impression:
Study 2/3
Edition Information:
There is 1 known impression of the only state, outside the edition.

Outside the edition, there is a diptych composition which combines this plate with the plate editioned as “The Pink 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 Pink Fear” can be seen below in Related Works in the Catalogue.
Curatorial Remarks:
The hand additions and paper type could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's Collection and could not be examined in person. The plate dimensions are from the impression in MoMA's Collection. The overall mediums and sheet dimensions for the series were provided by the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

The Blue Fear
c. 1989-2003

States

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