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Signed, titled and dated: Inka Essenhigh, Mushroom King, 2020 (verso)
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Courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York

Inka Essenhigh's fluid, dreamlike imagery—often the result of automatic drawing and free association—references graphic novels and the golden age of animation. Part of a group of contemporary figurative painters in New York (including John Currin, Will Cotton, and Lisa Yuskavage), she is also associated with Pop Surrealism. Recent large-scale landscape paintings of weather and passing seasons share the high-gloss surfaces and accentuated colors of her figures. While earlier, enamel works focused on line and flatness, her move to oil paint in 2001 has resulted in a sculptural, almost three-dimensional style.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Inka EssenhighMiles McEnery Gallery
2018
Inka Essenhigh: A Fine LineVirginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Inka Essenhigh: ManhattanhengeDrawing Center
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Lot 11

Mushroom King, 2020

Enamel on canvas
12 1/8 × 12 1/4 in
30.8 × 31.1 cm
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BOMB Magazine Benefit Auction

This work will ship from New York, NY.

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated: Inka Essenhigh, Mushroom King, 2020 (verso)
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York

Inka Essenhigh's fluid, dreamlike imagery—often the result of automatic drawing and free association—references graphic novels and the golden age of animation. Part of a group of contemporary figurative painters in New York (including John Currin, Will Cotton, and Lisa Yuskavage), she is also associated with Pop Surrealism. Recent large-scale landscape paintings of weather and passing seasons share the high-gloss surfaces and accentuated colors of her figures. While earlier, enamel works focused on line and flatness, her move to oil paint in 2001 has resulted in a sculptural, almost three-dimensional style.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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