Eva Hesse: Catalogue Raisonné: Volumes 1 & 2: Paintings and Sculpture

Overview

The work of Eva Hesse (1936–1970) has been the focus of growing attention over the past few decades. With recent major exhibitions in San Francisco, London, and Wiesbaden, Hesse’s tremendous contribution to the art world of the 1960s and '70s is now recognized by scholars and the general public alike.
These two lavishly produced volumes are the first in a major new publishing initiative: a four-volume catalogue raisonné of Hesse’s known artwork in all media: painting, sculpture,...

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Overview

The work of Eva Hesse (1936–1970) has been the focus of growing attention over the past few decades. With recent major exhibitions in San Francisco, London, and Wiesbaden, Hesse’s tremendous contribution to the art world of the 1960s and '70s is now recognized by scholars and the general public alike.
These two lavishly produced volumes are the first in a major new publishing initiative: a four-volume catalogue raisonné of Hesse’s known artwork in all media: painting, sculpture, and works on paper. During her career, Hesse created 135 paintings and 176 sculptures, objects, and test pieces. As her paintings are less well known than her sculptures, Volume I will be a revelation to many. Revealed here are 28 previously unknown paintings, including works that date from her time as an art student at Yale University.
Hesse’s sculpture is more widely known but is presented here anew with many recently commissioned photographs and fascinating archival images. Twenty-one previously unknown sculptures are presented in Volume II, including two painted wooden boxes presumably made in New York in 1964, in which the first signs of Hesse’s shift from painting to sculpture occurred, and numerous previously unknown test pieces.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Journalist Abigail R. Esman has said, "Eva Hesse's art and life were fragile, but her myth and market endure." Petzinger (exhibitions curator & deputy director, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany) and coeditor Barry Rosen (curatorial consultant, New York), with the support of the estate of Eva Hesse, prolong that myth and market with this two-volume catalog covering Hesse's (1936-70) various works. Volume 1, compiled with Annette Spohn, features Hesse's paintings; Volume 2, compiled with J rg Daur, examines her sculpture. Four volumes are planned in total, with the third and fourth focusing on other media. A chance to view Hesse's paintings is exciting, since they are not as well known as her three-dimensional art. No substantial text is presented in either volume, each of which contains approximately 150 mostly color illustrations. The small size of the reproductions is probably meant to facilitate intimacy but creates a feeling of voyeurism in the reader. This sumptuous coffee-table book would make a lovely gift. For supporting information, consult the Hesse catalog created in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, dated 2002. Recommended for comprehensive collections.-Nadine Dalton Speidel, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300104417
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: English & German Edition
  • Pages: 718
  • Product dimensions: 12.70 (w) x 14.80 (h) x 3.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Renate Petzinger is exhibitions curator and deputy director at Museum Wiesbaden in Germany. Barry Rosen is a curatorial consultant in New York City.

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