May 11, 2006 - The Jewish Museum - Eva Hesse: Sculpture
May 11, 2006

Eva Hesse: Sculpture

Repetition Nineteen III, 1968
Latex and filler over canvas stuffed with polyethylene sheeting, rope, and unidentified materials. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Charles and Anita Blatt, 1969
@ The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth Zürich London
Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Eva Hesse

May 12 through September 17, 2006

The Jewish Museum
Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street,
New York, NY

Admission: Discounted admission for senior citizens and students; children under 12 free
Pay-what-you-wish admission Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm

Eva Hesse: Sculpture
May 12 through September 17, 2006

The Jewish Museum will present Eva Hesse: Sculpture, the first major New York City museum exhibition of this artist’s sculpture since 1972, from May 12 through September 17, 2006. Providing a rare opportunity to see the work of a great American artist of the 1960s, the exhibition focuses on Hesse’s large-scale latex and fiberglass sculptures, subtle and luminous works that are singular achievements. Hesse’s only solo sculpture exhibition, Chain Polymers at the Fischbach Gallery in November 1968, drew the attention of curators, dealers, and critics. The innovative works she created for that show secured her reputation and are at the heart of The Jewish Museum’s exhibition. Also on view are significant earlier sculptures and drawings which show the creative evolution of the artist. The 33 works of art in Eva Hesse: Sculpture come from numerous American and European institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, as well as Museum Wiesbaden, Germany; Daros Collection, Zurich; Kröller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands; and several important private collections. The exhibition also showcases never-before-exhibited biographical materials – including diaries, letters, exhibition announcements, reviews, and photographs – that place Hesse’s artistic achievements in the historical context of her life and times.

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