Eva Hesse: Oberlin Drawings

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This monumental tome contains the entirety of the important German artist's drawings held in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture by Hesse, Laocoon, in 1970. In gratitude for its recognition of Hesse's work, and following the artist's untimely death, her sister Helen Hesse Charash generously donated the artist's notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs and letters to the museum. Hesse's drawings played a crucial role played in her work, which in turn gave way to an array of highly innovative techniques and styles that today still defy classification. As she commented in 1970: "I had a great deal of difficulty with painting but never with drawing ... the translation or transference to a large scale and in painting was always tedious.... So I started working in relief and with line". Hesse's custom of introducing sculptural materials into drawing and painting continues to influence art making today.
ISBN 9783906915395. Hauser & Wirth Publishers.
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This monumental tome contains the entirety of the important German artist's drawings held in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture by Hesse, Laocoon, in 1970. In gratitude for its recognition of Hesse's work, and following the artist's untimely death, her sister Helen Hesse Charash generously donated the artist's notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs and letters to the museum. Hesse's drawings played a crucial role played in her work, which in turn gave way to an array of highly innovative techniques and styles that today still defy classification. As she commented in 1970: "I had a great deal of difficulty with painting but never with drawing ... the translation or transference to a large scale and in painting was always tedious.... So I started working in relief and with line". Hesse's custom of introducing sculptural materials into drawing and painting continues to influence art making today.
  • Subtitle
    Drawings in the Collection of Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin College, Ohio
  • Author
    Eva Hesse
  • Publisher
    Hauser & Wirth Publishers
  • Release
    June 2019
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    428 pages. 391 colour ills. 24.1 x 27.9 cm
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