Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Eva Hesse

(January 11, 1936 - May 29, 1970)

Eva Hesse biography at the artchive




Note: The photos that follow were taken by me at MoMA, NYC in 2009. The photos of others will be attributed to their respective websites.

 Pagan Sphinx Photo 2009 © All Rights Reserved


 Pagan Sphinx Photo 2009 © All Rights Reserved

 Pagan Sphinx Photo © All Rights Reserved

  Pagan Sphinx Photo © All Rights Reserved

  Untitled
Enamel paint, string, papier-mâché, elastic cord, 
1966 
(MoMA)

To listen to an analysis of the above piece, click here
(it's kind of amusing)

Expanded Expansion
1969

Reinforced fiberglass poles and rubberized cheesecloth. Overall: 122 x 300 inches.

 Contingent

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6 comments:

  1. what interesting art, some i loved and some, like the ropes, i did not but don't know why exactly....you have me again off to see why she died so young...sadly...

    and am still in a swoon over that piece of music, one of my favorites. xx

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  2. Hey, Sweet! We're in NYC for the long weekend. Thanks for changing your settings so I can leave comments.

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  3. Thank you for making me world bigger than it ever was. What an interesting woman.

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  4. Didn't know her, thanx; a very good weekend.

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  5. I came across your site when I was searching for photos of Georgia O'Keefe's hands taken by Stieglitz.
    So glad I found you. Eva Hesse was a great inspiration to me when I studied art at UCLA in the '80's. Her work for me was passion and poetry with a bit of profanity mixed in. As I recall, she died of cancer, probably brought on by her extensive use of resin.
    Thank you for reminding me of this amazing artist.
    I'm now a fan of yours!

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  6. Hi, Lauren. Thanks for letting me know that you benefited from and enjoyed the Eva Hesse post. Your comment made my day!

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