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Cat. No. 124/XIII, variant 1

Hair

State/Variant:
State XIII of XIII, variant
Date:
1999
Descriptive Title:
Red Bell Jar
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 15/16 x 5 5/16" (20.2 x 13.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink over pencil.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
3 known variant impressions of state XIII, outside the editions on paper and fabric
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
The 4 impressions of varying states labeled "HC" in red ink, in the artist's hand, are not conventional H.C. impressions, which would be of the final state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state XII in drypoint: figure's body reinforced, and figure's hair further delineated vertically and below.
Additions in pencil: figure, chair, and spindles on staircase reinforced.
Other Remarks:
According to Louise Bourgeois’s assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the bell jar-like form in “Hair” was not done in conjunction with Bourgeois’s monumental sculptural installation for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, in 2000. In that installation, each of three huge steel towers included, within it, a small sculpture depicting a mother and child inside a bell jar. Bourgeois’s print “Do Not Abandon Me,” with similar imagery and seen here in Related Works in the Catalogue, does have a direct relationship to the Tate installation.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
839.2008

Hair
1999-2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State I of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State II of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State III of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State IV of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State V of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VI of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VI of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VII of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VIII of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State IX of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State X of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XI of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XII of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XIII of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XIII of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XIII of XIII, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 2000
State XIII of XIII
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XIII of XIII
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XIII of XIII
2000