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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 917/I

Untitled

State/Variant:
State I of II
Date:
1999
Descriptive Title:
Staring Face with Red Hand
Themes:
Body Parts, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with blue and red ink, and puncture hole additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 11 13/16 x 8 15/16" (30 x 22.7 cm); sheet: 15 3/8 x 11" (39 x 28 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
"HC" lower left margin, red ink, artist's hand. Verso: "L'effroi / J'ai une peur de ces 2 visiteurs. / DAVID Rockefeller, Junior / Richard Lanier. On the october 5th / I could not listen to them / I could only stare." lower center sheet, pencil, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The "HC" inscription, in the artist's hand, does not indicate a conventional H.C. impression, as this composition was not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Additions by puncture: hole added to right iris.
Background:
On October 5th, 1999, the artist was visited by the David Rockefeller, Jr. and Richard Lanier. They visited to discuss the Praemium Imperiale Award from the Japan Art Association. Since 1989, the 5 prizes per year have been awarded in the categories of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and film/theater. Bourgeois was the recipient in the sculpture category in 1999.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
980.2008

Untitled
1999

States

Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State I of II
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 1999
State II of II, variant
1999