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LOUISE BOURGEOIS: COMPLETE BOOKS & PRINTS

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Cat. No. 917/II, variant 1

Untitled

State/Variant:
State II of II, variant
Date:
1999
Descriptive Title:
Staring Face with Red Hand
Themes:
Body Parts, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with gray thread and chine collé additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper with thin chine collé
Dimensions:
plate: 11 13/16 × 8 15/16" (30 × 22.7 cm); sheet: 16 5/8 x 10 15/16" (42.3 x 27.8 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
11 known impressions of state II
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state I, in drypoint: hatching added between double contours. Irises filled in.
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.
Curatorial Remarks:
The chine collé consists of 2 pieces of tissue paper, sewn together in the center. It appears that the chine collé was shifted clockwise after printing.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
982.2008

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