Sheila Hicks, ‘Limitless Inquiry’, 2017, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc.

The X form on the front of the book is another signature. In France, where the artist lives, the name Hicks is pronounced something like "icks." The book is Holton Morrison's Limits of Scientific Inquiry.

Signature: Signed (on the page edges, in pencil): Sheila Hicks 2017

Ex coll. the artist, until 2018

About Sheila Hicks

Pioneering fiber artist Sheila Hicks blurs the boundary between painting and sculpture with her vibrant woven and textile works, which she creates in many shapes and sizes, from wall mountings that mimic the format of painting to suspended pieces that hang from ceiling to floor like textured columns. Hicks studied at Yale under the famed color theorist Josef Albers and was encouraged by Albers’ textile artist wife, Anni, to travel and investigate the artisanal fabrics of Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Bolivia, experiences that proved formative to Hicks’ artistic development. Her use of “domestic” mediums differed radically from the rigid industrial techniques of the Minimalists and hard edges of the abstract painters prominent amongst her contemporaries; Hicks is closely aligned with Eva Hesse, her fellow student and fellow innovator of sculpture made from soft, atypical materials.

American, b. 1934, Hastings, Nebraska, based in New York & Paris

Group Shows

Demisch Danant, 
New York,
made in France
Lisa Cooley, 
New York,
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Textured Planes: Sheila Hicks, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Paulin
Le Consortium, 
Dijon, France,
The World as Will and Wallpaper

Fair History on Artsy

Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ Basel 2018
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