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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, #1 Rope
Women’s labor and the passage of time are evoked in this sculpture constructed of organic materials.
Eva Hesse, Untitled
Her friends were into high conceptualism, but Hesse’s own approach is more playful, bodily, and feminist.
Claes Oldenburg, Floor Cake
Oldenburg’s wonderfully floppy, sloppy cake is filthy, humorous, and not at all edible.
Claes Oldenburg, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks
This sculpture, installed on the Yale campus during Vietnam War protests, was never meant to be permanent.