In the four decades since her untimely death at age thirty-four, Eva Hesse (1936-1970) has become internationally renowned for the sculptural assemblages she made beginning in the mid-1960s. 'Eva Hesse Spectres 1960' presents for the first time a group of nineteen oil paintings created when Hesse was just twenty-four years old. Composed of two bodies of work, the 'Spectres' paintings present a young painter establishing her own creative identity. The first group of intimately scaled paintings features loosely rendered groups of figures related, yet spatially disconnected, from one another. A group of larger paintings presents odd, otherworldly creatures that bear a distinct resemblance to the artist herself.
Added by Upcoming Robot on January 7, 2012