Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Blau im Zwischenzustand (Blue in the Intermediate State), 2004
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (180.3 x 149.2 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174.3 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Dornengeprüft (Thorn Proofed), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Der Schmerzensmann im Wolkenwirbel (The Man of Sorrows in a Whirl of Clouds), 2006
pencil, colored pen, and acrylic on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Tree of Winter Dew Drops, 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and India ink on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Flammen springen aus dem Herzen (Flames Burst out of the Heart), 2005
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
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Flammenaugen im brennenden Busch (Flaming Eyes in the Burning Bush), 2005
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches
(182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches
(207 x 174 cm)
signed, titled and dated, recto
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Flowered Yin and Yang (2), 2008
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

In Flowered Air (1), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

In Flowered Air (2), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

In Flowered Air (3), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

In Flowered Air (4), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Muscheluhr (Shell Clock), 2008
iron, glass, brass, motor, wood, shell and pigment
39 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (100 x 70 x 19 cm)
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Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Cinema vérité (The Snake's Ghost), 2008
steel, copper, motor, water and projected light
dimensions variable
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Press Release

Sean Kelly Gallery is delighted to announce Cosmic Maps, a major exhibition of new work by Rebecca Horn. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, May 2nd from 6pm until 8pm. The artist will be present.

Rebecca Horn's exhibition will be comprised of both new large-scale paintings on paper and a group of signature sculptures. These important new paintings, the scale of which are determined by the extent of the artist's physical reach, evoke personal, metaphorical, and metaphysical influences orchestrated through dynamic gesture. The new paintings on paper clearly relate to Horn's seminal early performance pieces in which she sculpturally extended the body into space. In an accompanying catalog essay Doris von Drathen explains: "Against this backdrop, the paintings on paper assembled here under the title Cosmic Maps are more that just 'recent works.' As a group, these paintings from the last few years plot oscillations, for the first time opening out a pictorial space that hazards to sever all connection to topographical space …."

Rebecca Horn, (born in Germany, 1944), is without question one of the seminal artists of our time. Historically, her work has ranged over an extensive variety of media, including film, performance, installation, photography and sculpture, whilst addressing themes of corporeality, perception and philosophy. The employment of such wide ranging interests as science and alchemy, the rational and the intuitive, the mechanical and the sensual, has occurred repeatedly in her work over the last three decades and has resulted in one of the most distinguished and individual oeuvres in recent memory. Horn has participated in the Venice Biennale on a number of occasions, she has had a retrospective at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and she is one of very few artists who has been selected to participate in Documenta on four separate occasions.

To coincide with this exhibition, the gallery, in conjunction with Charta, has published an important new monograph, Rebecca Horn, Cosmic Maps, with a text by Doris von Drathen. This artist's book features color reproductions of all the paintings on paper from this series as well as rare images of the artist working in her studio. The artist will be available to sign copies of the publication at the opening of the exhibition on May 2nd.

Horn's work is included in major public collections worldwide including: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy; the Tate Gallery, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven and many others.

Checklist

REBECCA HORN: COSMIC MAPS

May 3 – June 14, 2008

Gallery 1:

Cinema vérité (The Snake's Ghost), 2008
steel, copper, motor, water and projected light
dimensions variable
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Gallery 2 (clockwise from east wall):

Dornenschnee (Snow of Thorns), 2008
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
RH-132

In Flowered Air (1), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
RH-128

In Flowered Air (3), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
RH-130

In Flowered Air (2), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
RH-129

In Flowered Air (4), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
RH-131

Muscheluhr (Shell Clock), 2008
iron, glass, brass, motor, wood, shell and pigment
39 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (100 x 70 x 19 cm)
RH-142

Der Traum des Schmetterlings (The Butterfly's Dream), 2008
iron, glass, brass, motor, butterfly wings and pigment
39 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (100 x 70 x 19 cm)
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Zirpender Spiralwind (Chirping Spiral-Wind) (2), 2007/2008
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Flowered Yin and Yang (1), 2008
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
RH-126

Flowered Yin and Yang (2), 2008
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (32 x 24 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
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Center Wall in Main Gallery:

Tree of Winter Dew Drops, 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and India ink on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
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Main Gallery (clockwise from north wall on left):

Blau im Zwischenzustand (Blue in the Intermediate State), 2004
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
RH-120

Dornengeprüft (Thorn Proofed), 2007
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
RH-134

Flammenaugen im brennenden Busch
(Flaming Eyes in the Burning Bush), 2005
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
RH-138

Der Schmerzensmann im Wolkenwirbel
(The Man of Sorrows in a Whirl of Clouds), 2006
pencil, colored pen, and acrylic on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
RH-135

Flammen springen aus dem Herzen
(Flames Burst out of the Heart), 2005
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
RH-137

Baumsanduhr (Tree Hourglass), 2006
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, India ink, and Carmigniano on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 5/8 inches (207 x 174.3 cm)
RH-118

Urwolke (Primeval Cloud), 2004/2008
pencil, colored pen, acrylic, and India ink on paper
paper: 71 5/8 x 59 1/8 inches (182 x 150 cm)
framed: 81 1/2 x 68 3/4 inches (207 x 174 cm)
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Office Behind Reception Desk:

Land of Floating Meteors (1), 2006 (left)
Iris print
paper: 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (24 x 32 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
edition of 12 with 8 APs
is sold with a signed, limited edition copy of the Rebecca Horn book Cosmic Maps
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Land of Floating Meteors (2), 2006 (right)
Iris print
paper: 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (24 x 32 cm)
framed: 21 1/2 x 19 inches (54 1/2 x 48 cm)
edition of 12 with 8 APs
RH-141
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