Exhibition catalogue edited by E. Luanne McKinnon for a traveling show that began at the Hammer Museum in 2010. This catalogue presents early paintings made by the renowned late sculptor. Made when the artist was just 24 and fresh out of Yale's avenge graduate school, these figurative works present a stunning prologue to one of the most inventive practices of 20th-century sculpture. Includes essays by McKinnon, Helen Molesworth, Elisabeth Bronfen and Louise S. Milne.

"Eva Hesse's early works are not simply a prelude to her later sculpture but an intense investigation of the possibilities of figuration in painting in the early sixties. Spectres offers a brilliant and groundbreaking study of her self-inscription—full of blind eyes, blurrings and doublings—with radical implications for our understanding of Hesse's entire body of work." -Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art, University College London

9 ½ x 7 inches (24 x 18 cm)
cloth-bound hardcover with dust jacket
88 pages, 35 b/w and color illustrations
ISBN: 9780300164152
Yale University Press / Universtiy of New Mexico Art Museum, 2010