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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Eva Hesse, American (Hamburg, Germany 1936 - 1970 New York, NY)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Gray wash and graphite on cream wove paper
actual: 35 x 27.4 cm (13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)
[Bykert Gallery, New York, New York]. Paul F. Walter, New York, New York.
[Christie's, New York, sale 4 May 1994, lot 226, through Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, New York] sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.

NOTE: The Barbara Mathes Gallery purchased the drawing on behalf of the Harvard University Art Museums.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Alpheus Hyatt Fund and the Margaret Fisher Fund
© The Estate of Eva Hesse / Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Lucy Lippard, Eva Hesse (New York, NY, 1976), p. 79, no. 95, repr.

Kathryn Ann Pasternak, "Sculptural Works by Eva Hesse: Inventiveness and Impermanence in Twentieth Century Art" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1985), Unpublished, pp. 1-167 passim

James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), p. 242, ill. p. 243

Harvard University Art Museums, Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 2000), p. 81, ill.

Elizabeth Sussman, ed., Eva Hesse, exh. cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (San Francisco and New Haven, 2002), cat. no. 61, p. 321, and p. 199, repr. pl. 68, p. 197

Volker Rattemeyer and Renate Petzinger, Eva Hesse, exh. cat., Museum Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden, Germany, 2002), pp. 135, 175 and 176, repr. color p. 183 (no cat. no.)

Exhibition History

Friends' Collections, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 07/01/1977 - 10/31/1977

Eva Hesse: A Retrospective of the Drawings, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, 04/20/1982 - 05/30/1982; Renaissance Society, Chicago, 09/28/1982 - 11/07/1982; Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston), Houston, 11/20/1982 - 01/02/1983; Grey Art Gallery, New York, 01/18/1983 - 02/27/1983; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 03/15/1983 - 04/24/1983

Eva Hesse: A Retrospective, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 04/15/1992 - 07/31/1992; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 10/15/1992 - 01/10/1993

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1940 to 2000, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/03/2000 - 08/27/2000

Eva Hesse, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 02/02/2002 - 05/19/2002; Museum Wiesbaden, 65185 Wiesbaden, 06/15/2002 - 10/13/2002; Tate Modern, London, 11/13/2002 - 03/09/2003

Nominally Figured: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/08/2006 - 02/25/2007

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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