Rebecca Horn: “Zenith of the Ocean II”, 2007, C – Print, handsigned, numbered, edition of 25, size: 89,5 x 69,0 cm, from the portfolio “Doctor’s of the World Portfolio”. Price upon request.
About Rebecca Horn
German-born artist Rebecca Horn has, since the early 1970s, been engaged in a diverse and prolific practice. Her process-oriented performances, films, sculptures, installations, drawings and photographs are, literally or metaphorically, extensions of the body and often serve as mechanical replacements for it. Referencing mythical, historical, literary and spiritual imagery, Horn invokes these bodily concerns with such objects as violins, ladders, pianos, feather fans, metronomes and drawing machines. She is best known for works like “Pencil Mask” (1972), which looks like an instrument of torture, but which actually transforms the wearer’s head into an instrument for drawing; and “Unicorn” (1970), a performance in which the artist transforms herself, by means of a prosthetic horn, into an awkward version of the mythical creature. Over a period of two decades she has also produced a body of poetry and drawings. “Drawing has always been supremely important to me,” Rebecca Horn said in an interview a few years ago, likely surprising many readers. And Rebecca Horn is always open to new methods for generating art. In recent years she has combined painting and photography to produce “photo-painting,” in which overpainted photographs are rephotographed, overpainted again and photographed again, in a wild dialogue between spontaneity (paint) and document (photography) that erases or obscures the finality of each successive gesture. “For me, the process of photo-painting is more about writing in a variety of rhythms, from tiny dots to scattered paint that spreads in all directions to swiftly touched marks,” Horn testifies.
More Artworks by Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn: ‘Dancing Giraffe Tree’, 1998, 2 x soft ground etchings on dyed transparent Japanese paper, collaged on Hahnemühle etching paper. Each print 50 x 40 cm (19¾ x 15¾ in.), each signed and numbered. Edition of 60. From the portolio Sequences. Price upon request.
Rebecca Horn: ‘ Les raisins de la nuit’ 1995, hand manipulated color photograph, signed and numbered, size: 70 x 100 cm. /27.6 x 39.4 inches, edition 90. Price upon request.
Rebecca Horn: ‘New York’, 1997, Set of 3 photographs, 42,5 x 50 cm each (16¾ x 19¾ in.), signed and numbered each. Edition of 60. Price upon request.
Rebecca Horn: ‚Die Reise des Sufis / The Voyage of the Sufis‘, 2007, Giclée-Print on carton, handsigned and numbered en verso, size: 31,9 x 23,9 cm, edition of 25. Price upon request.