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 • 6 notes
Sculptor Eva Hesse (born today in 1936) passed away at only 34 from a brain tumor. Days after her death, good friend and artist Sol LeWitt created Wall Drawing 46 (above, right) in honor of Hesse. LeWitt, know at the time for graphite linear drawings, incorporated the image of hanging strings in #46 - for the first time gravitating away from the straight line and forever commemorating Hesse.
(Vinculum 2, Hesse and Wall Drawing 46, Lewitt)
7:33 pm • 11 January 2013 • 120 notes
Eva Hesse - Untitled (Kardon Glass Case)
2:07 pm • 5 February 2012 • 21 notes
“If Eva Hesse had lived longer, we’d be talking about her the way we talk about Bruce Nauman today.”
— Nancy Spector
12:25 pm • 3 September 2011 • 4 notes
Untitled - Eva Hesse, November 1965. Enamel-painted cord over wood (or metal), ring and hose
From Eva Hesse: A Retrospective by Yale University Art Gallery, 1992.
(Scanned and submitted by jon-garcia)
1:09 pm • 28 August 2011 • 38 notes