Eva Hesse Untitled 1966

  • Not on view

Wrapping and coiling became signature techniques for Hesse after she worked for a year in an abandoned German textile factory, surrounded by discarded materials such as cord and electrical tubing. Hung from the wall by a drooping elastic cord, the oblong sausage-like shape was made with papier-mâché, painted, and wrapped with string. In contrast to the Minimalist artists who were her friends and peers, Hesse sought to cultivate organic qualities, a tactile sensibility, and bodily associations in her sculpture.

Gallery label from Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, April 19 - August 13, 2017.
Enamel paint and string over papier-mâché with elastic cord
Overall approximately 33 1/2 x 26 x 2 1/2" (85 x 65.9 x 6.4 cm)
Ruth Vollmer Bequest
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© 2024 Estate of Eva Hesse. Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Painting and Sculpture

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