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Cat. No. 555/V

Tête à l'envers

State/Variant:
State V of VI
Date:
2001
Alternate Title:
Face with Spiral Eyes
Descriptive Title:
English translation: "Upside Down Head"
Themes:
Faces & Portraits, Spirals
Techniques:
Aquatint, Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint, engraving, and aquatint, with red ink and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 7/16 x 10 7/8" (21.5 x 27.6 cm); sheet: 13 5/8 x 16 1/8" (34.6 x 41 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
2 known impressions of state V
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state IV, in aquatint: second eyelid and all nostrils shaded; shading in perimeter of face darkened.
Changes from state IV, in engraving: female nose further delineated.
Curatorial Remarks:
The dark shading in the nostrils and perimeter of the face are likely the result of 2 layers of aquatint.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1067.2008

Tête à l'envers
2001-2009

Source
2001

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Untitled. 2001
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Untitled
Ink, pencil, correction fluid, and cutouts on paper
2001

States

Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2001
State I of VI
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2001
State II of VI
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2001
State III of VI
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2001
State IV of VI
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2001
State IV of VI, variant
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2001
State V of VI
2001
Louise Bourgeois. Tête à l'envers. 2009
State VI of VI
2009