Two volume Catalogue Raisonné of the paintings and sculptures of Eva Hesse. Edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen. Volume I, Paintings, edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen with Annette Spohn. Includes bibliography, exhibition history, and biography. Volume II, Sculpture, edited by Barry Rosen and Renate Petzinger with Jörg Daur. Text in English and German.
"These two lavishly produced volumes are the first in a major new publishing initiative: a four-volume catalogue raisonné of Hesse’s known artwork in all media: painting, sculpture, and works on paper. During her career, Hesse created 135 paintings and 176 sculptures, objects, and test pieces. As her paintings are less well known than her sculptures, Volume I will be a revelation to many. Revealed here are 28 previously unknown paintings, including works that date from her time as an art student at Yale University.
Hesse’s sculpture is more widely known but is presented here anew with many recently commissioned photographs and fascinating archival images. Twenty-one previously unknown sculptures are presented in Volume II, including two painted wooden boxes presumably made in New York in 1964, in which the first signs of Hesse’s shift from painting to sculpture occurred, and numerous previously unknown test pieces." -- publisher's statement.