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Cat. No. 655/IV

Please Hang in There

State/Variant:
State IV of IV
Date:
1999
Themes:
Abstraction, Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with selective wiping, and pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 9 15/16 × 11 7/8" (25.2 × 30.1 cm); sheet: 15 1/16 x 17 1/8" (38.2 x 43.5 cm)
Signature:
"Louise Bourgeois 1999" lower right margin, pencil.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
25; plus 7 A.P., 6 P.P., 1 B.A.T., 1 H.C., 1 T.P.
Impression:
"AP 6/7" lower left margin, pencil, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
There are 2 known variant impressions of state IV, outside the edition.

This impression includes pencil additions: 2 eyes were added by the artist, probably when she signed the print, according to printer Felix Harlan. Hand additions were not included in the edition of 25, and may or may not have been included in other published impressions.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state II, in drypoint: further shading added to five points surrounding figure.
Additions in pencil: eyes added.
Curatorial Remarks:
Publisher Harlan & Weaver groups the editioned state of this composition with ten other drypoints of 1999, under the title, “11 Drypoints.” Each of the 11 compositions can be displayed individually. The full set is as follows:
“The Accident”
“The Angry Cat”
“Don’t Put Your Foot in Your Mouth”
“Fear”
“Feet (Socks)”
“Fences Are Obsolete”
“Madeleine”
“Mosquito”
“Mother and Child”
“Please Hang in There”
“The Smell of the Feet”
Bibliography:
Malbert, Roger, and Juliet Mitchell. "Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints." London: Hayward, 2016. (Catalogue accompanying the touring exhibition "Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints".)
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
420.1999

Please Hang in There
1999

Source
1999

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Please Hang in There
Red ink and iodine on paper
1999

States

Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State I of IV, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State I of IV, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State II of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State III of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State IV of IV, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State IV of IV, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Please Hang in There. 1999
State IV of IV
1999