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Eva Hesse: Sculpture


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The work of Eva Hesse (1936–1970), one of the greatest American artists of the 1960s, continues to inspire and to endure in large part because of its deeply emotional and evocative qualities. Her latex and fiberglass sculptures in particular have a resonance that transcends the boundaries of minimalist art in which she had her roots. Hesses breakthrough solo exhibition—Chain Polymers at the Fischbach Gallery in New York in 1968—was a turning point in postwar American art.

Eva Hesse: Sculpture focuses on the artists large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides a rare opportunity to look at Hesses artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in never-before-seen family diaries and photographs. Essays consider Hesses art from a variety of angles: Elisabeth Sussman discusses the sculptures shown in the 1968 solo exhibition; Fred Wasserman delves into the Hesse familys life in Nazi Germany and in the German Jewish community in New York in the 1940s; Yve-Alain Bois examines Hesses works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s; and Mark Godfrey analyzes the importance of Hesses celebrated hanging sculptures of 1969–70. In addition to color reproductions of the artists sculpture, the book features a copiously illustrated chronology of the artists life.

About the Author

Elisabeth Sussman is Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and author of Eva Hesse (Yale). Fred Wasserman is Henry J. Leir Curator at The Jewish Museum, New York. Yve-Alain Bois is Professor at the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. Mark Godfrey is Lecturer in the History and Theory of Art at University College London.

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Sussman, Elisabeth
Yale University Press
Essay by:
Bois, Yve-Alain
Bois, Yve-Alain
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Sussman, Elisabeth
Wasserman, Fred
American - General
Hesse, Eva
General Art
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Sculpture & Installation
Art - Sculpture
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Trade Cloth
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26 b/w + 136 color illus.
11.5 x 9.5 in 3.1 lb

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