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Contemporary Art by Passion

Laurence Jenkell, better known as JENK, is a worldwide acclaimed French sculptor artist known for her larger than life Wrapping Candy sculptures !

Like Proust, JENK plunged back into her childhood. Her madeleine is the Candy!

From this deep introspection the Wrapping Candy sculpture was born. Universal symbol of childhood, innocence, and sweetness, JENK has appropriated this symbol and shaped it to exorcise the demons of her childhood.

Today, JENK’s Candy is her universally recognized artistic signature.

Why JENK ?

In 2020, a wind of renewal is blowing on Laurence Jenkell. The artist decides to change her signature to JENK! A name with more modern accords in line with her personal evolution.

Ranked among the best-selling French artists in the United States, JENK is also in the top 1000 of the most sold international contemporary artists at auction over the past 20 years in the world.

JENK’s works are exhibited in more than 50 countries in important private, public, and institutional collections and in numerous galleries. JENK has been a Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters since 2019.

ARTPRICE REPORT, 20 Years of Contemporary Art Auction History
Laurence JENKELL ranked n°430 in the Top 1000 Contemporary artists (2000 – 2020) by auction revenue of the past twenty years.
Have a look on the entire report online in our “Medias” section.

Laurence JENK appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government, October 2019.

2018 ARTPRICE REPORT
Laurence JENKELL first contemporary French artist sold in the USA.
1/100 top 10 of French Contemporary artists sold in the USA.

2017 ARTPRICE REPORT
Laurence JENKELL ranked n°274 in the Top 500 Contemporary Artists.

NEW JENK GALLERY WORKSHOP
Find the latest works by Laurence JENK in her new Atelier Gallery at 29 Bd Rainier III in Monaco.

JENK MEDAL AGAIN
On September 8, Laurence JENK was presented with the insignia of the Order of Knight of Arts and Letters at the Château de Crémat.

JENK x MONACO RED CROSS
JENK produces the monumental work for the 1st summer concert of the Monegasque Red Cross, where the musician Jamie Cullum provided the event.

CANDY FLAG CHALLENGE
Participate to JENK’s summer social media contest with more than 10 000 euros of art works to win. Click below and get a chance on it.

EXHIBITION COCO CHANEL
Between on June, 12th and on September 9th, 2021, JENK shown her latest art works at Château Crémat for the exhibition ‘L’elegance’.

EXTENSION
Laurence JENK announces extension of her exhibition in Monaco, at the Pop Up Gallery. New artworks are setting up.

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE
Imagine and draw your own candy. Get a chance to win a unique piece of art JENK 2020, value of 2500 euros. Click and discover how to run into it.

SOLIDARITY
Solidarity with caregivers is dedicated to equipping caregivers’ rest rooms. JENK offered an artwork for their charity auction.

TÉLÉTHON x STARS SOLIDAIRES
‘Wrapping Candy Grey Silver’ ’s sculpture brings more than 50 000 euros for the Telethon this year! A unique art piece, JENK 2020.

PINK OCTOBER
Pink October is breast cancer awareness month. The artist gave a unique piece of art at Marseilles’s French Hospital.

INAUGURATION CEREMONY
of the Wrapping sculpture ‘Women and violence’ created by Laurence JENK for the Women’s Foundation, Paris, France.

A GREAT MEDAL
Laurence JENK decorated with the medal of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by Franck RIESTER, Minister for Culture.

JENKELL TO JENK
Well known as Laurence JENKELL, in 2020, the artist decides to change her signature for a shorter and a modern name: JENK.

FREEDOM
Since March 25, 2020 Laurence has terminated the collaboration agreement which linked her with the company Artmedi.

Laurence JENK invites you to share her artistic universe and create your own Wrapping Bonbon Collector sculpture or to offer this workshop to your loved ones.

At the heart of his workshop-gallery in Monaco, the artist accompanies you in all the stages of creation of your 10-cm Wrapping Candy sculpture in plexiglass which will be signed JENK Studio with certificate of authenticity. During this artistic trip lasting about three hours and with the Laurence JENK’s advices, you will create one sculpture using the paints and plexiglass plates provided while tasting Monegasque specialties.

These courses are open to everyone: individuals, associations and companies.
Feel free to contact us if you need further information or if you wish to offer this workshop (gift voucher).

Reservation :
Group of 8 people maximum.

Price: 450 euros per person
The price includes the creation of one sculpture signed JENK Studio with certificate of authenticity, the material (recycled plexiglass sheets and paint) and a tasting of Monegasque specialties and champagne.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST, CANDY FLAG CHALLENGE

For the 10th years anniversary of the Candy Nations’ exhibition shown in 2011 in Cannes, southern of France, as part of the G20, Laurence JENK invites her communities to travel, like her sculptures, around the world.

For this summer, the French artist decides to let you possibly won for more than 10 000 euros of artworks.The giants monumental sculptures exhibited in the well-known Cannes’ Croisette in 2011 marks the beginning of the international history of the flag candies sculptures.

For 10 years now, these sculptures spread across all corners of the globe and brings art lovers and great collectors on their journey. Her works are shown in more than 25 countries.To celebrate the 10th years anniversary of this exceptional Art Show, JENK invites you to cross borders with a new competition: the Candy Flag Challenge. Goal? Create a candy that represents your country. Country of origin, birth place, or living one, this competition appeals to the different perceptions of each one and allows to express your own vision of your country.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE ?

1 / Make a sculpture or a drawing in shape of a candy, which one pays tribute to your country.

2 / Take a photo of it. Be careful, the decor matters!

3 / Share your photo on social media with #CandyFlagChallenge #CandyNations and #Jenk2021

Tag JENK’s official accounts like Laurence JENK or @LaurenceJenk. Do not forget the hashtags.

CANDY NATIONS

Bonbons Drapeaux – Exhibition by Laurence Jenkell, JENK 2011, Cannes

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