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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Eva Hesse, American (Hamburg, Germany 1936 - 1970 New York, NY)
Work Type
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Level 1, Room 1100, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Sixties Experiment/Multiple Strategies
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Physical Descriptions

Graphite, gouache, crayon, black ink and collage on thin cream wove paper
21.5 x 27.8 cm (8 7/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, center bottom edge: E. Hesse 1962
  • gallery label: frame backing board, u.l. corner, paper, printed with some graphite annotations: GALERIE HAUSER & WIRTH / Limmatstrasse 270, Postfach, CH-8031 Zurich HESS - 0617
    HESSE EVA / Ohne Titel [underlined] / 1962 / Bleistift, Gouache, Olkreide und Collage auf / Papier / 21.6 x 27.9 cm / HESS20569
  • gallery label: frame backing board, l.l. corner, paper, printed and typed: Eva Hesse / UNTITLED 1962 / Pencil, gouache, crayon, collage on paper / 8 1/2 x 11 inches / 21.5 x 27.9 centimeters / (HESS-0617) / ROBERT MILLER GALLERY / 41 EAST 57TH STREET NEW YORK 10022
  • exhibition label: frame backing board, top center, paper, printed with ink annotation: Eva Hesse / Tate Modern, London 13 November 2002 - 9 March 2003 / X03003 / Untitled / 1962 / Eva Hesse 19366-1970 / Paper collage with pencil, gouache and crayon 279 x 216 mm / The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Galerie Hauserr & Wirthh, Zurich / 1. [in circle]
  • inscription: verso, graphite: HESS-0617


Recorded Ownership History
Estate of Eva Hesse, consigned; to [Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland], sold to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
© The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • 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Century Art" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1985), Unpublished, pp. 1-167 passim
  • 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. 28, p. 320
  • Volker Rattemeyer and Renate Petzinger, Eva Hesse, exh. cat., Museum Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden, Germany, 2002), pp. 24 and 74, repr. color p. 64 (no cat. no.)
  • Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2003-2004 (Cambridge, MA, 2005), p. 30, repr. (color)
  • Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 238, repr.

Exhibition History

  • 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
  • 32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/08/2024 - 10/07/2024

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