Eva Hesse, Paper Collage, 1959
This multi-colored paper collage by Eva Hesse was made while she was an art student at Yale University. Hesse inscribed it, the month she graduated in June of 1959, as a gift to the infant daughter of fellow artist Elliot Offner who was also in the art program. It marks a critical moment when Hesse is exploring texture and color and still under the influence of Josef Albers (1888-1976) the well-known Bauhaus artist and teacher who was her professor at Yale and who had also previously taught at the experimental Black Mountain College. More about the relationship between Albers and Hesse here.
How have I never seen this before?! Eva Hesse is just… the best. Like, why couldn’t she have lived longer? If she were still alive today, listen… she would be running the art world.
11:54 am • 24 May 2013 • 8 notes
Autumn (2008) Kara Walker
I think this was an illustration for The New Yorker. Anyway, I love Kara Walker, forever and ever. I nominated her to be the commencement speaker at my graduation, along with some-twenty other artists and designers. (I know it’s overboard… but better safe than sorry, right?)
Let’s hope one of them gets chosen! Because, if not, my graduation will suck.
6:14 pm • 9 November 2012 • 506 notes
Aquafresh plus Crest with Whitening Expression, 2006.
CD Rom, scanned image and toothpaste; digital poster on archival paper.
11:53 am • 27 October 2012 • 89 notes
Luther Price. Sally’s Mouth, 1999. Handmade slide.
3:24 pm • 21 October 2012 • 5 notes
Paper Assemblage / Collage
by BOB BUNCK
10:26 pm • 8 July 2012 • 46 notes
archives-dada: Hannah Höch, On the Way to Seventh Heaven, 1934, Photomontage, 14 1/2 x 10 inches, (Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York)
6:26 am • 8 June 2012 • 104 notes
Hannah Höch, Strange beauty, from Ethnographischen Museum [Ethnographic Museum], mixed media collage, 1929.
9:48 am • 21 May 2012 • 65 notes
Hannah Höch - Indian Dancer: From and Ethnographic Museum
7:52 pm • 20 May 2012 • 3 notes