Carroll Dunham - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
    Yamahata Fine Art, Tokyo (acquired from the above in 1994)
    Private Collection, Japan

  • Literature

    Allison Kemmerer A23

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Alpha; Beta; Gamma; Delta; Epsilon; Zeta; and Eta

  • Artist Biography

    Carroll Dunham

    American • 1949

    Satire and sexuality meet Carroll Dunham's vivid brush in the artist's often large-scale fantasy worlds. His eye-popping cartoonish veneer takes a cue from Philip Guston while his primitive "visual language" of faceless figures continues a long line of tradition—think back to Paul Cézanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

    Though Dunham jumps between abstraction, figuration, pop, surrealism and cartoon, his works almost exclusively center on the subject of women's sexuality. He also favors painting, though he has delved into prints, works-on-paper and sculpture. His paintings can be seen as contemporary variations on nineteenth-century portraiture of women bathing, injected with similar concerns of those classical and early modernist artists.

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Seven Places (K. A23)

The complete set of seven etchings in colours, on Gampi paper appliqué to J. Whatman 1952 handmade paper, with full margins, the sheets loose (as issued), all contained in the original fabric-covered portfolio.
all I. 36.8 x 47 cm (14 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)
all S. 50.2 x 62.2 cm (19 3/4 x 24 1/2 in.)

All signed, dated and numbered 8/25 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), all unframed.

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

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Nick Wilson
Senior Director, Head of Editions, Photographs and Design, Asia
+852 2318 2022

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Head of Editions, Europe

Editions, Photographs and Design

Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024