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Date
Artist
Eva Hesse, American, b. Hamburg, Germany, 1936–1970
Provenance
(Fourcade Droll, New York, to 10 July 1972)
(Victor and Sally Ganz, New York, from 10 July 1972)
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, to October 1988
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1988
Exhibition History
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Eva Hesse: A Memorial Exhibition," 7 December 1972-11 February 1973, no. 10, ill. (Did not tour, shown in NY only.)
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions, 1986-1988," 15 March-14 May 1989, unpublished checklist, no. 37.
YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, Connecticut. "Eva Hesse: A Retrospective," 22 April-2 August 1992, plate 94, p. 220. Tour: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 14 October 1992-10 January 1993.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institiution, Washington, DC. "Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection," 24 June 2022-16 July 2023, no cat.
Published References
LIPPARD, LUCY. Eva Hesse (New York: New York University Press, 1976): no. 26, p. 224, fig. 78, p. 60, ill.
BARRETTE, BILL. Eva Hesse, Sculpture (New York: Timken, 1989): no. 28, ill.
CHRISTIES. The Collection of Victor and Sally Ganz (Sale catalogue, New York: 10 November 1997): fig. 2, p. 30, fig. 1, p. 80.
ROSENZWEIG, PHYLLIS. "Eva Hesse," in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996): 128, ill. p. 129.
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School
American Post-Minimal Sculpture
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1988
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Accession Number
88.24
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Acrylic and polyurethane on papier-mâché, rope, and net
Dimensions
ball: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) diam.; rope: approx. 154 in. (391 cm) long