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Cat. No. 2/II (fabric)

Hairy Spider

State/Variant:
State II of II
Date:
2001
Themes:
Fabric Works, Spiders
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 11 7/8 x 9 13/16" (30.2 x 25 cm); sheet: 18 1/4 x 17 3/8" (46.4 x 44.1 cm)
Signature:
"LB" right lower margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
10 on fabric; plus 4 A.P., 1 P.P., and an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
A.P. 1/4
Edition Information:
There are 2 known variant impressions of state II, outside the two editions.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I in drypoint: hair added.
Artist’s Remarks:
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Spider doll in blue / hairy legs Spider / The obese Spider from Haiti"
Curatorial Remarks:
This impression has scorching and staining.

The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person. The dimensions given are from another impression.
Public Collection:
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Hairy Spider
2001

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hairy Spider. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Hairy Spider
Ink on paper
2001

Studies

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Hairy Spider). 2001
Study
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled (Study for Hairy Spider). 2001
Study
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. Hairy Spider. 2001
State I of II
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Hairy Spider. 2001
State II of II, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Hairy Spider. 2001
State II of II, variant
2001
Published Louise Bourgeois. Hairy Spider. 2001
State II of II
2001
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hairy Spider. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State II of II
2001