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         EVA  HESSE     
         1936–1970

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In the 1960s, installation artist Eva Hesse was part of a young generation of artists intent on undermining the austerity of Minimalism with a good dose of humor and absurdity. She fashioned her large-scale, mixed-media objects from latex-impregnated cheesecloth, fiberglass poles, drooping ropes, or tangled wires and played with concepts of order and chaos, male and female, natural and synthetic. Often her works were constructed to appear awkward, unstable, even irrational, and many contained references to the human body. Although Hesse's remarkable career was cut short by a brain tumor when she was just thirty-four, the vitality of her work earned her many followers.

Manfred Tischer (active c. 1965–present)
Gelatin silver print, 1965
Published November 1989
Manfred Tischer

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