Dialectic: Rotating Triangles (1980, ed. 24)
23.5h x 15.75w x 15.75d
POA Available (1)
By now the story of Hanna Eshel is well-known. Born in Israel in 1926, she left for Paris after the war where she continued to study and exhibit her artwork. She spent six years in Carrara, Italy during the 1970s developing her skills working with marble. In 1978 she moved to a loft in Manhattan and brought with her 20,000 pounds of marble slabs and sculptures. Much of this work remained in situ for more than 30 years as recognition of Eshel’s work failed to take hold in the New York art world. That all changed in 2014 when she finally received her first New York solo show. The quality of her work (and her incredibly photogenic loft) led to a barrage of media—all well-deserved. Eshel’s commitment to her material and to the laborious process of hand carving stone is something we need more of in our hyper-mediated age.
Dialectic: Rotating Triangles is a kinetic piece consisting of three marble forms that can take on multiple arrangements. The initials “HE” are inscribed into the edge of the base, and the edition number is written on the bottom. The piece features conspicuously in photo documentation of Eshel’s studio loft. Very good condition with minor losses to base and oxidation to bronze posts.