Lot 2
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Eva Hesse

600,000 - 800,000 USD
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  • Eva Hesse
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1968
  • brown ink with wash and pencil on paper
  • 13 x 13 1/2 in. 33 x 34.3 cm.


Fischbach Gallery, New York
Arthur A. Cohen and Elaine Lustig Cohen, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in December 1974


New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Pasadena, Pasadena Art Museum; Berkeley, University Art Museum, University of California Berkeley, Eva Hesse: A Memorial Exhibition, December 1972 - February 1974, cat. no. 75, illustrated
Kassel, Documenta 6: Handzeichnungen, Utopisches Design, Bücher, June - October 1977, no. 7, p. 40
Oberlin, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Chicago, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; New York, The Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University; Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Eva Hesse: A Retrospective of the Drawings, April 1982 - April 1983, cat. no. 82, p. 88, illustrated
Purchase, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, The Window in Twentieth Century Art, September 1986 - June 1987, p. 61, illustrated
New York, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, Isa Genzken, Eva Hesse, Karin Sander, September - November 2001
San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden Museum; London, Tate Modern, Eva Hesse, February 2002 - March 2003, cat. no. 90, pl. 95, p. 243, illustrated in color


Lucy R. Lippard, Eva Hesse, New York, 1976, pl. 190, p. 144, illustrated
Mignon Nixon, ed., Eva Hesse, Cambridge, 2002, p. 168, illustrated

Catalogue Note

``Drawing had always been a means for Hesse to discover her deepest preoccupations, and there are drawings from 1968 which are not sketches for sculptures but relate to the later work, predicting a looser direction as well as abandoning the circle in favor of lopsided boxes or lined up `window' forms. ...She seemed to be groping for a new focus and taking sources from sculpture.'' (Lucy Lippard, Eva Hesse, New York, 1976, p. 142)