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Cat. No. 647/IV

Fear

State/Variant:
State IV of IV
Date:
2000
Themes:
Figures
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 7/8 × 10 7/8" (20 × 27.7 cm); sheet: 15 1/16 x 17 1/16" (38.2 x 43.4 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., 5 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 is 1 known impression of state IV, outside the edition. This impression is in MoMA's Collection (Accession Number 900.2008). It is not illustrated, due to its similarity to the published impression seen here.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state III, in drypoint: upper right figure reinforced.
Curatorial Remarks:
Publisher Harlan & Weaver groups the editioned state of this composition on paper 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:
19.2002

Fear
1999-2000

Source
1998

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Fear. 1998
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Fear
Red ink and pencil on paper
1998

States

Louise Bourgeois. Fear. 1999
State I of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Fear. 1999
State II of IV
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Fear. 1999
State III of IV
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Fear. 2000
State IV of IV
2000