Uwe Henneken (B. 1974)
The Death of the Corn
signed, titled and dated '"The Death of the corn" Uwe Henneken 2006' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
18¼ x 49⅝in. (46.4 x 126.2cm.)
Painted in 2006
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006.
U. Henneken, Imperium Schlemihlium, New York 2008, illustrated p. 64.
Cologne, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Uwe Henneken, Imperium, 2006.
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...You tear apart my body
Though the corn king dies
He dies has died
And dying still
He shall rise again
And sink back into earth
And who shall cry at the death of the corn?
The true love knot is found at the death of the corn...

Current 93, The Death of the Corn lyrics, 1991.

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