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Cat. No. 555/VI

Tête à l'envers

State/Variant:
State VI of VI
Date:
2009
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 colored pencil additions
Support:
Smooth, wove paper
Dimensions:
plate: 8 7/16 x 10 7/8" (21.5 x 27.6 cm); sheet: 13 1/4 x 15 1/4" (33.7 x 38.7 cm)
Signature:
Not signed
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state VI
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Not issued as a published edition at any state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state V, by burnishing: linear elements of female nose removed.
Changes from state V, by scraping: portions of shading removed from eyelids and lips.
Changes from state V, in engraving: iris and lower eyelid reinforced.
Changes from state V, in drypoint: male lips further delineated.
Additions in red colored pencil: top of head drawn over uninked portion of composition; lower eyelids and irises reinforced.
Other Remarks:
According to a printer's incription on the verso of this impression, the white portion in the upper center of the composition was caused by "ink removal [...] with solvent prior to printing."
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
1575.2012

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