In cooperation with the Estate of Eva Hesse, Hauser & Wirth Institute has produced the online catalogue raisonné, Eva Hesse Drawings. The project brings together Hesse’s complete body of works on paper for the first time, and comprises almost 1,100 sketches, prints, and drawings realized between 1952 and the artist’s untimely death in 1970, including around 350 works from her teenage and student years. The catalogue raisonné documents her transition from early naturalistic landscape to abstract expressionism; from surrealist and dada-inspired works to unique contributions to minimalism; and to the experimental, process-oriented anti-form art of the late 1960s New York. This free and publicly accessible catalogue enables ongoing and precise consideration of these influences, while simultaneously providing access to the entirety of Hesse’s drawings as a comprehensive oeuvre.
Eva Hesse Drawings is co-edited by Dr. Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen, who previously collaborated on the two-volume catalogue raisonné of Eva Hesse’s paintings and sculpture. Dr. Petzinger is an author and freelance researcher who formerly held the position of Deputy Director and Curator at Museum Wiesbaden. She has contributed to catalogues raisonnés of Jochen Gerz, Ilya Kabakov, Ingeborg Lüscher and Robert Mangold. Barry Rosen is a curatorial consultant and advisor to Ida Applebroog and the estates of Eva Hesse, Allan Kaprow, Lee Lozano, and Dieter Roth. He was on the founding staff of the New Museum, and has contributed to several significant exhibitions, including “Eva Hesse: A Retrospective,” curated by Helen A. Cooper at the Yale University Art Gallery, and “Eva Hesse,” organized by Dr. Petzinger and Elisabeth Sussman and on view at SFMOMA, Museum Wiesbaden, and Tate Modern. He is also editor of Eva Hesse Diaries.
The project is not currently soliciting submissions for consideration for inclusion in the catalogue. Hauser & Wirth Institute does not authenticate or provide valuations of artworks.