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Rebecca Warren

British, b. 1965

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Rebecca Warren

British, b. 1965

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Rebecca Warren takes the classical female nude and reinvents it in her wildly expressive sculptures of female figures with large protruding buttocks and erect nipples, posed in cartoonishly provocative ways. These anatomically exaggerated, headless forms—varying from plainly figurative to semi-abstract—announce themselves as ciphers for male fantasy and engage a number of the artist’s predecessors, from Edgar Degas to R. Crumb. By leaving her clay works unfinished, Warren imbues her rough-hewn sculptures with a sense of dynamism and spontaneity.

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Serpentine Galleries
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New Museum, and 3 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Biography

Rebecca Warren takes the classical female nude and reinvents it in her wildly expressive sculptures of female figures with large protruding buttocks and erect nipples, posed in cartoonishly provocative ways. These anatomically exaggerated, headless forms—varying from plainly figurative to semi-abstract—announce themselves as ciphers for male fantasy and engage a number of the artist’s predecessors, from Edgar Degas to R. Crumb. By leaving her clay works unfinished, Warren imbues her rough-hewn sculptures with a sense of dynamism and spontaneity.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more