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A mirror on the haunted self

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/fall_preview/article/a_mirror_on_the_haunted_self_20100831

Just weeks before she graduated from Yale University in May 1959, Eva Hesse — a child survivor of the Holocaust who would become renowned for her sculptural assemblages — railed against artists of the day: “The hell with them all,” she wrote in her journal. “Paint yourself out, through and through, it will come by you alone. You must come to terms with your own work, not with any other being.”

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