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"Eva Hesse"; a documentary on creating art, one woman's personal journey & the exciting creative community of The Sixties.
"Eva Hesse"; a documentary on creating art, one woman's personal journey & the exciting creative community of The Sixties.
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    INSIDE INFO. Our grateful thanks on the film's website and access to our special backer updates with 'backstage' pics and stories

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    EVA'S CHOICE: BOOK AND FILM LIST - In her unpublished journals and datebooks Hesse kept detailed lists of books she read and films she saw. We will share her picks with you, pdf format. Plus thank you on website.

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    STREAMING EVA. Stream the film on your digital device before the commercial stream available. And a heartfelt thank you.

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    PHOTOS OF HESSE ARTWORK 3 unpublished digital photos of of Hesse's major works. Print them, share them, put them in a digital picture frame. Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    LIMITED EDITION SOL LEWITT 'DO' LETTER. The Blanton Museum's publication of LeWitt's famous letter to Hesse in 1965 which was created for the exhibit "Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt." Oversize print on heavy paper. These are the last 50 that the museum has and they are donating them to the campaign!

    Also streaming link and thanks.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT of a photo of Hesse work or backstage moments from the creation of the film. 5" by 7" printed on archival paper.

    Also streaming link and thanks.

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    LIMITED EDITION EVA HESSE QUOTE TEE. Words of wisdom on life & art. "Excellence has no sex" or "I'd like to do a little more wrong". Designed exclusively for this campaign. Men's or women's cut, multiple sizes. Also includes streaming link and thanks.

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    LIMITED EDITION: THE LETTERS OF EVA AND SOL. Including Sol's "DO' letter. Great friends and revelatory correspondents, Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt wrote to each other frequently during Hesse's 15 month residency in Kettwig, Germany. In April of 1965 LeWitt penned what is commonly known as the 'DO' letter, the subject of our most popular reward. The Blanton Museum's version is gone, so we're creating a new reward: that Spring's full correspondence including Eva's side of the conversation! (See update #6 for more detail). Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    LIMITED EDITION HESSE QUOTE TOTE BAG.
    Hesse words of wisdom on a quality canvas bag with long handles. "Excellence has no sex" or "I'd like to do a little more wrong". Designed exclusively for this campaign. Also includes streaming link and thanks.

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    SPECIAL EDITION DVD. This version will not be available commercially. Comes with a limited edition signed photo by the director of a Hesse sculpture. Plus thanks.

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    SIGNED BOOK "CONVERGING LINES: EVA HESSE AND SOL LEWITT" by Veronica Roberts. Signed by Author. Also includes streaming link and thanks. 3 available.

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    SIGNED BOOK "IRRATIONAL JUDGEMENTS: EVA HESSE, SOL LEWITT AND 1960S NEW YORK" by Kirsten Swenson. This soon-to-be released book examines the close friendship and significant exchange of ideas between Hesse and LeWitt, focusing on the breakthroughs of the artists' intertwined careers. "Irrational Judgments" offers a new understanding of minimal, post-minimal and conceptual art amid the era's political and social upheavals. Signed by Author. Also includes streaming link and thanks.

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    SIGNED BOOK “EVA HESSE, ONE MORE THAN ONE”. A 240 page color catalog created for the Hesse retrospective at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in 2013-14. Edited by Brigitte Kölle and Petra Roettig the book includes texts by Lucy R. Lippard, Cindy Nemser, Renate Petzinger, Robert Smithson, Gioia Timpanelli and Franz Erhard Walther, among others.

    Our director, Marcie Begleiter whose essay "Eva Hesse and a Sense Of Space" is also included in the book, will sign them for our backers who chose that reward

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    POSTER & TICKETS. Poster for theatrical release plus 2 tickets to the theatrical run in LA or NY. Signed by Director & Producer, plus steaming link and thanks.

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    LIMITED EDITION PHOTO HESSE ARTWORK. 11" by 14". Chose from 5 different images of Hesse's art. Signed by the Photographer (who also happens to be our director). Plus streaming link .

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    LUNCH AT THE STUDIO OF SCULPTOR MIKE TODD. Eva and Mike Todd were close friends in the mid-1960s, sharing studio visits and a group of friends that included the artist Paul Thek. Visit him in his spacious Los Angeles studio, have a meal and talk about the sixties. (travel not included). Plus Streaming link and thanks.

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    PREMIERE SEATS. Join us in NY or LA for the premiere of the film in those cities. 2 seats. Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    GET YOUR CREDIT! Name in the feature film's credits, 2 tickets to the film in LA or NY plus streaming link. This award MUST BE CLAIMED BY OCTOBER 27th!

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    ORIGINAL STORYBOARD USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE FILM. One-of-a-kind drawing by the director. Signed. Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    ROBERT MANGOLD SIGNED PRINT. From "Ring' series. See Update page for pic of print. Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    SYLVIA PLIMACK MANGOLD SIGNED PRINT. 1993 Aquatint. See Update page for pic of print. Plus Streaming link and thanks.

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    DINNER WITH THE FILMMAKERS. Join the director and producer for dinner and behind the scenes stories of the production. NY or LA. dinner for 2 included. Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    WALK THE WHITNEY WITH CURATOR ELISABETH SUSSMAN. Elisabeth Sussman, the Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at The Whitney, is one of the most respected curators in the world. She is also one of the top authorities on the life and work of Eva Hesse. From the retrospective of Hesse she curated at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 2002, to the Hesse sculpture show at the Jewish Museum 4 years later, Sussman has spent a significant portion of her professional life researching and responding to the life and work of our film's central figure.

    Elisabeth served as a consultant to the film, and appears on camera in Eva Hesse. Spending time with her was one of the most enlightening and joyous experiences on this project. Enjoy a tour with Elizabeth Sussman walking the floors of the New Whitney. What a reward to honor this very special pledge. We know from experience, it will be an afternoon to remember!
    (NY location, travel not included.) Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    BENENSON COLLECTION PRIVATE ART TOUR. MOMA board member and our executive producer, Lawrence Benenson, has a very large, remarkable collection of modern and contemporary art. Imagine winding down a curved private road, passing sculpture that any museum would be proud to have in their collection. Major works by Huma Bhabha, Henry Moore, and Fernando Botero dot the landscape. If this is any indication of what lies inside the doors of this collector's home and outbuildings, you know there's an amazing afternoon ahead.

    We first met Lawrence Benenson through a mutual friend. We had been told of his collection, but nothing prepared us for experience. Three hours later, the tour through his astonishing collection of modern and contemporary art left us speechless. The collection was assembled with passion and commitment. Benenson's world of art is personal and world class. Nestled in a large estate in Greenwich Connecticut, Lawrence will guide you through the collection that few people have had the fortune to see. (And if you're lucky, he may let you toss a tennis ball through his revered Noguchi.) Greenwich, Conn. location; travel not included.

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    HESSES IN LA. Visit one of the largest collections of Hesses that exist outside a museum setting. Important late sculpture, exquisite drawings and early wall reliefs can be experienced in a manner available to very few people outside the museum context. In addition the collection is also home to numerous other important drawings and sculptures by post-war artists. Up to 4 participants. Travel not included, plus streaming link and thanks.

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    PAUL SCHIMMEL takes you on a tour through the new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery in a historic 100,000 square foot flour mill complex in Los Angeles' burgeoning downtown Arts District. Tour the opening exhibition with the curator and talk about the site's transformation from a sprawling collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings and outdoor spaces into a dynamic, multi-disciplinary arts center. Up to 6 participants. Plus streaming link and thanks. Weekdays only.

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    VISIT SOL LEWITT'S ART COLLECTION AND LUNCH WITH CAROL LEWITT, SOL'S WIFE. Along with being a great artist LeWitt was a major collector of art from the 1960s through his death in 2007. Tour his collection in Chester, Conn. with Carol LeWitt and have a great lunch for up to 6 people. (travel not included.)

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    LUNCH WITH EVA'S SISTER, HELEN HESSE CHARASH. There are things only a sister knows. If you could ask Eva's sister, Helen anything about Eva, what would it be? Sit down over an intimate lunch with the woman who knew her best and who now heads her estate, Only one available in NY, travel not included. Plus streaming link and thanks.

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    SOL LEWITT VILLA - ONE WEEK ON AMALFI COAST. Extraordinary opportunity to spend a full week in Sol LeWitt's Villa on Italy's breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Offered by his wife Carol, surround yourself with LeWitt's art while gazing out on the sea from this 3 bedroom (with ensuite baths) home perched on a cliff beside the Mediterranean. A perfect reward for the fortunate LeWitt - Hesse admirer. (travel not included) See update on the LeWitt rewards for photos, Art in America article about the home available on request.

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