A-Level: Contemporary 3D objects

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Eva Hesse, <em>Untitled (Rope Piece)</em>
Eva Hesse, Untitled (Rope Piece)

This sculpture was hanging in the artist’s studio at the time of her death; it can be hung in numerous ways.

Jackie Winsor, <em>#1 Rope</em>
Jackie Winsor, #1 Rope

Women’s labor and the passage of time are evoked in this sculpture constructed of organic materials.

Eva Hesse, <em>Untitled</em>
Eva Hesse, Untitled

Her friends were into high conceptualism, but Hesse’s own approach is more playful, bodily, and feminist.

Claes Oldenburg, <em>Floor Cake</em>
Claes Oldenburg, Floor Cake

Oldenburg’s wonderfully floppy, sloppy cake is filthy, humorous, and not at all edible.

Claes Oldenburg, <em>Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks</em>
Claes Oldenburg, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks

This sculpture, installed on the Yale campus during Vietnam War protests, was never meant to be permanent.