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Cat. No. 124/XIII (fabric)

Hair

State/Variant:
State XIII of XIII
Date:
2000
Descriptive Title:
Red Bell Jar
Themes:
Body Parts, Fabric Works, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint, Engraving
Description:
Drypoint and engraving, with selective wiping
Support:
Fabric
Dimensions:
plate: 8 x 5 1/4" (20.3 x 13.4 cm); sheet: 16 3/4 x 11 3/4" (42.5 x 29.8 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, stitched in red thread.
Publisher:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
6 on fabric; plus an edition of 25 on paper with 7 A.P., 5 P.P., 2 H.C., 1 B.A.T.
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
There are 3 known variant impressions of state XIII, outside the two editions.

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.

There are variations in the fabrics used in this edition, as is commonly found in the old fabrics Bourgeois chose to use as printing surfaces. Two varying examples are reproduced in the Evolving Composition Diagram below.

The fabric edition is printed in black ink and the paper edition is printed in red ink.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state XII in drypoint: figure's body reinforced, and figure's hair further delineated vertically and below.
Curatorial Remarks:
The plate dimensions of this impression could not be documented because this work is not in MoMA's collection and could not be examined in person. The dimensions given are from another impression.
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.
Public Collection:
The Easton Foundation

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