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Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 Catalogue

Eva Hesse Spectres 1960

Published in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition, this catalogue focuses on a group of oil paintings created in 1960 by American artist Eva Hesse (1936–1970). It explores the "spectre" paintings not as self-portraits per se, but as manifestations of Hesse's private experiences, dreams, and visions, which were haunted by her childhood trauma as a German Holocaust survivor. Unlike Hesse's later sculptural work, these paintings were central to the formation of the feminist-minimalist canon. They examine a variety of emotional states through the depiction of recurring figures or visages.

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Item # 018058