Published by Kerber. Edited and with text by Aeneas Bastian.
In Chapardages, Style & Volupté, Berlin-based painter Anton Henning (born 1964) responds to a male nude painted by Théodore Géricault (1791–1824). Filled with ironic borrowings and references from artists like Picasso and Francis Bacon, Henning’s work is a mosaic of interiors, still lives and pin-up nude figures.
German artist Anton Henning's mixed-media installations, which reference the likes of Picasso, Cézanne and Miró, primarily incorporate painting and sculpture. This sleek monograph eschews essays, opting instead for a cheeky cross-referenced dictionary by Joerg Bader, contextualizing Henning's practice through such terms as arabesque, camp and dandy.
Published by Richter Verlag. Edited by Klaus Gallwitz. Text by by Oscar van den Boogaard, Heike Henze-Bange.
Berlin-based artist Anton Henning designed the interior of the bistro of the old museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, which now belongs to Richard Meier's new Arp Museum extension. The restaurant features amazing murals, paintings, handmade luminaries and light boxes. Upon the extension's inauguration, the museum also exhibited 140 graphic works by Henning made between 1984 and 2002, alongside sculptures from 2006 and 2007. This first comprehensive monograph documents the work in the exhibition. Born in 1964 in Berlin, Anton Henning is represented in New York by Zach Feuer Gallery. His 2006 show there was reviewed thus by The Washington Post: "Who knows what to do with work by the German artist Anton Henning? It doesn't fit any of the normal pigeonholes of contemporary art. It doesn't make clear what its goals could be, or how it relates to other works we might have seen. That's what makes it so intriguing."