Friday, October 7, 2011

The Painter Eva Hesse













The hell with them all. Paint yourself out, through and through, it will come by you alone. You must come to terms with your own work not with any other being.
-Eva Hesse




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The Brooklyn Museum is currently showing Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 and some of the images included in this post will be on view. The exhibit offers an often overlooked aspect of the great sculptor's artistic output and shows her to be an interesting, formidable and influential painter.

Read the NY Times article here.
The exhibition will continue through January 8.


12 comments:

ValB said...

Really good to see these, thanks for posting.

Liz Mares said...

Eva Hesse is one of the most organic artists I have ever come across. It's a tragedy that her life ended so suddenly, but even in her short term she managed to be completely authentic to herself as well as her craft. That is to be commended.

Paul Behnke said...

Thanks ValB!

I agree Liz. She is the real deal!

Lucy Mink said...

Thanks for posting Paul, I remember one of the best days of my life I went to the Robert Miller Gallery when I lived in NYC and her paintings were hanging there, it was so wonderful to see them up close, I hope to see this show.

dwayne said...

I dont care for the paintings as much as her 3D work..but she is pretty damn sexy.

Paul Behnke said...

@Lucy: I look forward to seeing the show next week. I think she's very underrated as a painter. It's not often you see an exhibition of them. I would also like to see some of the abstract ones in person.

Paul Behnke said...

@Dwayne: I really like the 3-d work too. She also did some relief paintings that serve as a smoother transition to her sculpture. I've also got a very nice book of her drawings...

DEE SHAPIRO said...

Some of these are wonderful surprises.
Thanks for posting them.

Debu Barve said...

Impressive! Thanks Paul. I have not seen so many of her paintings before.
What is a size category of these works? I mean, very large or small...?

Paul Behnke said...

@ Debu: Mostly I THINK they are a medium easel size but I will let you know after I see the show next week.

Christopher Quirk said...

Thanks, Paul. I'm seeing these for sure.

Holly Friesen said...

Paul, Excellent post on a dynamic painter. Hope you don't mind that I linked your post to my own blog. :)