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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Eva Hesse, American (Hamburg, Germany 1936 - 1970 New York, NY)
Work Type
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
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 / Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
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Century Art" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1985), Unpublished, pp. 1-167 passim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, Eva Hesse, exh. cat., ed. Elizabeth Sussman, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Yale University Press (San Francisco, CA and New Haven, CT, 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, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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