Carroll Dunham - New Now New York Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
    Acquired from the above by the late owner in 1988

  • Exhibited

    Munich, Galerie Fred Jahn, Carroll Dunham: Drawings 1982-1983, 1988, pp. 51, 80, 86, 90 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property From The Estate Of Howard Karshan


Four Works: (i) Untitled (11/7/82); (ii) Untitled (11/13/82); (iii) Untitled (12/24/82); (iv) Untitled (7/7/83)

(i) signed with the artist's initials and dated "CD 11/7/82" upper right
(ii) dated "11/13/82" upper right
(iii) dated "12/24/82" upper right
(iv) signed with the artist's initials and dated "7/7/83 CD" lower right

(i) casein, pencil and ballpoint pen on wood paper
(ii-iv) pencil on paper

(i) 9 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (25 x 19.5 cm.)
(ii) 9 x 7 1/8 in. (23 x 18 cm.)
(iii) 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (21 x 14 cm.)
(iv) 11 x 8 5/8 in. (28 x 22 cm.)

(i-iii) Executed in 1982.
(iv) Executed in 1983.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $5,250

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New York Auction 27 February 2019