Untitled
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.85
People
Eva Hesse, American (Hamburg, Germany 1936 - 1970 New York, NY)
Title
Untitled
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1959-1960
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions
27.8 x 34.7 cm (10 15/16 x 13 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, l.l., graphite: C 10
  • inscription: verso, l.l., graphite: HESS - 0003
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: [arrow pointing to the right]
  • inscription: verso, u.r., graphite: Ch 2 [inscription runs along right edge in the direction of bottom to top]
Provenance
Eva Hesse, transferred; to the Estate of Eva Hesse upon death of artist, 1970, sold; to [Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.

NOTE: Drawing was apparently in the private collection of Robert Miller.

Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund
Copyright
© The Estate of Eva Hesse / Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.85
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Ellen H. Johnson, Eva Hesse: A Retrospective of the Drawings, exh. cat., Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin, OH, 1982), cat. no. 5, repr. p. 35

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Century Art"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1985), Unpublished, pp. 1-167 passim

Exhibition History

Eva Hesse: A Retrospective of the Drawings, Grey Art Gallery, New York, 01/18/1983 - 02/27/1983; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 03/15/1983 - 04/24/1983; 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

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted