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© Rebecca Warren, Courtesy of Maureen Paley, London, photo by Virginie Schreyen

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Private CollectionThe Perimeter
2018
Anna Fasshauer Michail Pirgelis Rebecca WarrenKunstverein Reutlingen
2012
Rebecca WarrenMuseum Dhondt-Dhaenens
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There’s No Other Way, 2011

Hand-painted bronze
118 × 28 × 27 in
299.7 × 71.1 × 68.6 cm
Location
Deurle
Medium
Image rights
© Rebecca Warren, Courtesy of Maureen Paley, London, photo by Virginie Schreyen

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Rebecca Warren
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