Lot 12
  • 12

Eva Hesse

50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • Eva Hesse
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1963
  • ink, gouache, crayon and graphite on paper
  • 22 1/2 by 28 1/2 in. 57.2 by 72.4 cm.


Private Collection, New York  
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"By 1963-64 the drawings changed to tiny, rectangular shapes with linear, more ordered structures indicating horizontal and vertical movement. These led to the boxes in larger watercolors that are painted to give the impression of a third dimension. By '65, having returned from Germany, Hesse had made a new group of reduced contour drawings that evoked machine elements and medical devices that were erotic and became more volumetric."

Jeanne Siegel, "Still Searching for Eva Hesse," Artnet Magazine, July 2002