Anton Henning

Sandpipers, Lizards and History

Sandpipers, Lizards & History, Henning’s first major show in London, presented over a dozen new paintings including abstract interiors, pin-up girls, a naked self-portrait, and a beach scene.

In the exhibition at Haunch of Venison (April – June 2005) the top-floor of the gallery was transformed into a lounge. The installation included colourful murals, comfortable furniture, paintings and lamps and created the effect of an unreal world, and a sense of being inside one of Henning’s paintings. Indeed, his installations are loosely based on his earlier paintings of lounge interiors.

Henning lives and works in Manker, Germany. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and had recent solo shows at the Kunstmuseum Luzern (2003) and the De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Holland (2002). In March 2005 he opened a two-year installation at the MMK Frankfurt and in October 2005 he will have two solo shows at the Krefeld and Herford Museums in Germany.

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