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Tori

Eva Hesse, American (born Germany), 1936 - 1970

Geography:
Made in North and Central America

Date:
1969

Medium:
Polyester, resin, and fiberglass on wire mesh

Dimensions:
Largest of nine units: 47 x 17 x 15 inches (119.4 x 43.2 x 38.1 cm)

Copyright:
© The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Curatorial Department:
Contemporary Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1990-121-1--9

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Korman, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sachs, Marion Boulton Stroud, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard T. Storey, and with other various funds, 1990

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Label:
Eva Hesse rejected the geometric shapes and industrial materials favored by Minimalist artists, instead creating eccentric, tactile forms often arranged as if by chance. The title derives from the plural of a Latin word for "protuberance," and suggests a variety of anatomical and botanic associations for this psychologically charged sculpture.