Eva Hesse

Synopsis: A superstar in the art world, but little known outside, why does Eva Hesse continue to excite passions? This brilliant, gifted and visionary woman of 1960s NY survives personal chaos while creating work that changes the profile of art history. Along with creating a significant and deeply influential body of work during her short life, her story overlaps some of 20th century's most intriguing moments: Germany in the 1930's, New York's Jewish culture of immigration in the 1940's and the art scene in Manhattan and Germany in the 1960's. Hesse, one of the most important 20th century artists is finally revealed in this character-driven film, an emotionally gripping and inspiring journey with an artist of uncommon talent, a woman of extraordinary courage.
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you were always very successful

in all that you did.

But painting and studying

are pleasant jobs.

In order to stand on your feet,

you have to do things which you feel

today are not so pleasant.

And if a person has a job

or earns a living,

this is something which

also gives satisfaction.

HESSE". Daddy, I want to do

more than just exist,

to live happily and contented

with a home, children,

to do the same chores every day.

Lam an artist.

I Want to experience

all What life has to offer.

And I have to do this for myself.


{met Eva when she was 17.

What fascinated me most about her

was her hands.

She spoke with her hands.

All the vitality in her

came through her hands.

We spent an enormous

amount of time together.

And that became

a very close friendship.

HESSE". Dearest Rosie,

I dreamt that you and I

collaborated on a book

Where We talked over our entire past,

very honest, nothing hidden.

The whole bit.

GOLDMAN". She was living on Jane Street.

She had a little room

with a gigantic bed.

She was very comfortable in this

box, almost, of a room.

As long as she could

do her art, it didn't matter.

We both

Went to Cooper Union and Yale.

I was two years younger than her

so I watched her.

I had this sense that

she was somebody to watch.

She was a very smart,

articulate and beautiful person

who needed someone to listen to her

so she could gel ll all out and work.

She went to Yale and studied painting,

famously with, most famously

with Josef Albers.

I was Albers'

little color study/st.

Everybody always called me that.

And every time he walked

into the classroom,

he would ask, What did Eva do?

The last two years have probably been

the two most eventful,

with the greatest of change

deep inside myself.

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