Yngve Holen

b. 1982, German

"It's your Prada dress and you have a little ...u always look at it. Shit, that's my Prada dress. So I fix that," 2015

Plastic, fabric, and steel
Appears unsigned
69.75" H x 73" W x 14.25" D

  • Provenance: Private Collection, New York, NY
  • Notes: Holen's oeuvre explores industrial objects and materials in unusual contexts and scales. Despite the intentional absence of handcraftsmanship or a visible human element, his sculptures frequently evoke the body, often in relation to technology. The present example has a bewildering title alluding to the female form and yet it is utterly incongruous with the curious, sizable metal segment presented before the viewer. In addition to his artmaking practice, Holen founded a magazine, ETOPS (an acronym for "Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards"). The second installation of the publication featured extensive interviews with plastic surgeons and porn professionals in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Monaco. His peculiar title is in fact derived from one such dialogue. Shiny, sleek and divorced from function, the object is both mysterious and formally compelling. Resident in Berlin, Holen exhibits his work widely.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with dust accumulation commensurate with age.

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