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Ohne Titel 1966 Black ink with wash and pencil on paper 29.8 x 22.9 cm > 11 3/4 x 9 inch via evahesse.com

Eva Hesse was one of the artists who led the Postminimalist movement. She was a brilliant sculptor and painter who took such cold and unfriendly materials as latex, fiberglass, and plastic and imbued them with warmth and the pulse of a beating heart. She died before her time but not before leaving behind a prolific collection of work that can only make one wonder how much more she could have contributed had she been gifted with not just pure talent, but length of days.

Untitled, 1966. Brown ink wash and pencil, 13-3/4 x 10-3/4 in. via walkerart.org

Ohne Titel 1966 Ink wash on rag board 14.1 x 17.7 cm > 5 1/2 x 7 inch via evahesse.com

Look for the Eva Hesse traveling exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum in 2011.

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Aurel Schmidt "Tiny Vices"

I said goddamn! This is so epic. Glad to see the talented Aurel Schmidt made it to the Whitney Biennial. There may be hope for art after all.

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Scott Short "Untitled (White)", 2008, Oil on canvas, via Whitney

A quick tour around the Internet will procure a number of reviews on the recent opening of the 2010 Whitney Biennial. One of my favorite critics, Jerry Saltz, writes for the New York Times Magazine and does a fabulous and readable job of synthesizing the experience. He begins his review saying, “After two biennials devoted to dealing with “failure” and “darkness,” this catalogue speaks of “renewal” and “optimism.” Yes, it’s the Obama Biennial: alternately moving and frustrating, challenging and disappointing—and a big improvement on what came before.” Read the rest here.

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