"Insomnia" is one of four lithographs published in conjunction with Bourgeois's presentation at the XXIII International São Paulo Biennial, held from October 5 to December 15, 1996. Bourgeois's project was organized by Jens Olesen, then the International Vice President of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
The three other lithographs published for the occasion are "Le Cauchemar de Hayter," "Insomnia," and "Mirror for Red Room" seen in Related Works in the Catalogue below. All four compositions are based on source drawings.
Maurice Sanchez, of Derriere L'Etoile Studios, New York, printed this composition in multiple colors on an offset lithography press to capture the artist's particular touch and produce the edition to the artist's satisfaction.
Inscribed on the verso of the source drawing: "Grown up artists reunion = Sunday: / chialeuse et cry baby / bring the / apporter les brancards— / adults meeting. you are too young to / contribute / Feb 12 / 95" lower right sheet, red ink, artist's hand.
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Gift of the artist
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The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
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