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Cat. No. 239/III

Head on Fire

State/Variant:
State III of IV
Date:
2000
Themes:
Body Parts, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 7/8 x 8 1/2" (27.7 x 21.6 cm); sheet: 16 7/16 x 13 9/16" (41.8 x 34.4 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 1999" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state III
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state IV.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II in drypoint: left ear delineated.
Curatorial Remarks:
Since the back of this proof includes a date (26 May 2000) written by the print workshop, and the source drawing for this composition is dated 2000, Bourgeois probably mistakenly wrote 1999 when she added her signature.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
969.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

Head on Fire
2000

Source
2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Tête en Feu. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION La Tête en Feu
Ink on graph paper
2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State I of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State II of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State III of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State IV of IV, variant
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State IV of IV
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of IV
2000