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Cat. No. 1133/II

Ferocity

State/Variant:
State II of II
Date:
c. 1974
Themes:
Abstraction
Techniques:
Drypoint, Other
Description:
Scraper, engraving, and drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 5 1/2 × 11 1/8" (14 × 28.2 cm); sheet: 10 1/4 × 12 1/8" (26 × 30.8 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower left margin, pencil.
Inscription:
Verso: "FEROCITY" center, blue ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
The artist
Edition:
1 known impression of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: numerous short lines added to center composition.
Curatorial Remarks:
The scraper tool is generally used for removing lines in the plate. Bourgeois used it here to delineate parts of her composition.
Former Cat. No.:
W & S 70
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
166.1990

Ferocity
c. 1974

States

Louise Bourgeois. Ferocity. c. 1974
State I of II
c. 1974
Louise Bourgeois. Ferocity. c. 1974
State II of II
c. 1974