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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • 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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Integrated Painting Three

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, styrofoam balls and graphite on canvas.
69 3/4 x 85 in. (177.2 x 215.9 cm).
Signed and dated “Carroll Dunham 1992” lower left; dated “Jan/Feb April/May/June” along right edge; inscribed, numbered and dated “1992 N.Y.C #CD/99/10” on the reverse.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $240,000

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York