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Cat. No. 239/I

Head on Fire

State/Variant:
State I of IV
Date:
2000
Themes:
Body Parts, Faces & Portraits
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red and purple ink additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Hahnemühle paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 15/16 x 8 3/8" (27.8 x 21.3 cm); sheet: 15 3/8 x 11 1/4" (39 x 28.5 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Inscription:
Verso: "July 20/2001" lower right sheet, red ink, artist's hand.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state I
Impression:
Not numbered
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state IV.
Curatorial Remarks:
Since Bourgeois dated this proof, "July 20/2001" in red ink, she possibly continued to add hand additions after the initial proofing period in 2000.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
970.2008
This Work in Other Collections:
The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

Head on Fire
2000

Source
2000

NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. La Tête en Feu. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION La Tête en Feu
Ink on graph paper
2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State I of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State II of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State III of IV
2000
Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State IV of IV, variant
2000
Published Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
State IV of IV
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Head on Fire. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State IV of IV
2000