Lena Henke, Outdoor Sculptures

“I’m in my fetish phase right now, and the hoofs are an embodied fixation of mine that I cannot get out of my head. I want to make that public, and I want to memorialize this fixation, in large-scale industrial material.”

Lena Henke’s two new building-cum-horse hoof sculptures capture her interest in the relationships between New York City’s history of urban planning, the natural world, and her own personal history. The forms are composed of cast fiberglass and soft rubber granulate, and situated in Rockefeller Center’s formal, Art Deco-influenced complex. In this urban context, the sculptures function as an ode to the buildings’ many equestrian symbols and become objects of irrational, organic flux.

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Lena Henke
R.M.M. (Organ, Organ, Organ Red), 2020
Steel, fiberglass, rubber, paint
78 3/4 x 67 x 70 7/8 in (200 x 170.2 x 180cm)
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Lena Henke
R.M.M. (Organ, Organ, Organ Red), 2020
Steel, fiberglass, rubber, paint
78 3/4 x 67 x 70 7/8 in (200 x 170.2 x 180cm)
LH9389

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Lena Henke
R.M.M. (Power Broker Purple), 2020
Steel, fiberglass, rubber, paint
78 3/4 x 67 x 70 7/8 in (200 x 170.2 x 180cm)
LH9388

Lena Henke
R.M.M. (Power Broker Purple), 2020
Steel, fiberglass, rubber, paint
78 3/4 x 67 x 70 7/8 in (200 x 170.2 x 180cm)
LH9388

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