The last, most startling and most impressive work is "Untitled (Rope Piece)," of 1970, made as Ms. Hesse was dying, finished with the help of friends. Of latex over rope, string and wire, it is a t...

The last, most startling and most impressive work is "Untitled (Rope Piece)," of 1970, made as Ms. Hesse was dying, finished with the help of friends. Of latex over rope, string and wire, it is a t...

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Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Eva Hesse-- Biography in link!

Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Eva Hesse-- Biography in link!

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Eva Hesse Series of sandfilled stockings.  (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970), was a Jewish German-born American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics.  Her art is often viewed in light of all the painful struggles of her life including escaping the Nazis, her parents' divorce, the suicide of her mother when she was ten, her failed marriage and the death of her father.

Eva Hesse Series of sandfilled stockings. (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970), was a Jewish German-born American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics. Her art is often viewed in light of all the painful struggles of her life including escaping the Nazis, her parents' divorce, the suicide of her mother when she was ten, her failed marriage and the death of her father.

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Eva Hesse in her studio; Her art is often viewed in light of all the painful struggles of her life including escaping the Nazis, her parents' divorce, the suicide of her mother when she was ten, her failed marriage and the death of her father. Danto describes her as "cop[ing] with emotional chaos by reinventing sculpture through aesthetic insubordination, playing with worthless material amid the industrial ruins of a defeated nation that, only two decades earlier, would have killed her.

Eva Hesse in her studio; Her art is often viewed in light of all the painful struggles of her life including escaping the Nazis, her parents' divorce, the suicide of her mother when she was ten, her failed marriage and the death of her father. Danto describes her as "cop[ing] with emotional chaos by reinventing sculpture through aesthetic insubordination, playing with worthless material amid the industrial ruins of a defeated nation that, only two decades earlier, would have killed her.

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