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Magnet Boards

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Magnet Boards

Artist: Eva Hesse (American, born Germany, 1936 - 1970)
Date: 1967
Medium: sculp-metal, wood, magnets
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 x 24 x 24 in. (5.1 x 61 x 61 cm.)
Overall (each component): 2 × 12 × 12 in. (5.1 × 30.5 × 30.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center's Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women, 1992.13.a-.d
Accession number: 1992.13.a-.d
Classification: sculpture
In Collection(s)
Label TextIn the span of her short career, Eva Hesse made about 70 sculptures and drawings. Prior to her death in 1970 at age 34, Hesse attended Cooper Union in New York and Yale School of Art and Architecture. In 1964 Hesse began experimenting with sculpture, using raw materials from a weaving factory such as string, plaster, and wire. She worked obsessively to create a peronal idiom. Source: News, November/December 1992.
Exhibition HistoryEVA HESSE: A RETROSPECTIVE, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, Apr. 22 - Aug. 2, 1992; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Oct. 13, 1992 - Jan. 10, 1993.

THE LOUISE NOUN COLLECTION: ART BY WOMEN, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, March 24-May 13, 1990; Des Moines Art Center, May 25-August 15, 1990
Published Referencesed. Jo-Ann Conklin, THE LOUISE NOUN COLLECTION: ART BY WOMEN, exh. cat., (Iowa City: The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1990), p. 12, color repr. p. 13.

EVA HESSE: A RETROSPECTIVE, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven and London, color repro. p. 241.
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