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Lena Henke

Boobs (female fatigue series), 2015

Steel, sand, rubber, resin
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
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Taking to the streets of New York and Frankfurt, Lena Henke draws inspiration from gritty city life …

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Taking to the streets of New York and Frankfurt, Lena Henke draws inspiration from gritty city life and myriad other sources to create irreverent and self-reflexive mixed-media work. Boobs (female fatigue series) explores the opposition between natural and man-made forms—resonating with much of Henke’s body of work, …

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Lena Henke
German, b. 1982
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Working in photography, sculpture, and installation, Lena Henke mashes-up references to art historical movements, Freudian theory, city life, the interplay between nature and culture, and sex. She grew up on a horse farm and now lives in Frankfurt and New York. Images of horses and saddles, and such urban detritus as subway grates and wire fencing have made their way into her pieces. “The street is always really inspiring for me. Big topic,” she once stated. Among her projects is Yes, I’m Pregnant (2014), a comic book and series of colorful, semi-abstract sculptures through which she narrates the tale of a sculpture’s unplanned pregnancy. Not content to stop at making art, Henke partners with Marie Karlberg to organize offbeat, pop-up exhibitions, presented at places ranging from a nail salon to Karlberg’s own bedroom.

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About the work
Swiss Institute Benefit Auction

Taking to the streets of New York and Frankfurt, Lena Henke draws inspiration from gritty city life …

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Taking to the streets of New York and Frankfurt, Lena Henke draws inspiration from gritty city life and myriad other sources to create irreverent and self-reflexive mixed-media work. Boobs (female fatigue series) explores the opposition between natural and man-made forms—resonating with much of Henke’s body of work, …

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Courtesy the artist and Real Fine Arts, New York
Lena Henke
German, b. 1982
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Working in photography, sculpture, and installation, Lena Henke mashes-up references to art historical movements, Freudian theory, city life, the interplay between nature and culture, and sex. She grew up on a horse farm and now lives in Frankfurt and New York. Images of horses and saddles, and such urban detritus as subway grates and wire fencing have made their way into her pieces. “The street is always really inspiring for me. Big topic,” she once stated. Among her projects is Yes, I’m Pregnant (2014), a comic book and series of colorful, semi-abstract sculptures through which she narrates the tale of a sculpture’s unplanned pregnancy. Not content to stop at making art, Henke partners with Marie Karlberg to organize offbeat, pop-up exhibitions, presented at places ranging from a nail salon to Karlberg’s own bedroom.

Lena Henke

Boobs (female fatigue series), 2015

Steel, sand, rubber, resin
12 × 9 in
30.5 × 22.9 cm
Bidding closed
Other works by Lena Henke