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Rare early sculpture and important new paintings by Rebecca Horn at Sean Kelly Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Sean Kelly Gallery opened Rebecca Horn’s new exhibition, Ravens Gold Rush. Ravens Gold Rush includes a rare early sculpture, important new paintings on paper and a new large-scale sculptural installation. The title of the exhibition refers to Horn’s 1986 New York show, The Gold Rush, which took place in a time of international financial uncertainty. The eponymously titled sculpture from this exhibition has been installed in the first gallery; it is comprised of a small hammer that repeatedly chips away at sticks of charcoal, the residue of which falls onto a gold bar. Twenty-five years later, during the current global state of social and financial turmoil, this earlier work creates a context for the major new installation that is featured in the main gallery: a mechanized, multi-branched structure that functions