Carroll Dunham - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Lehmann Maupin, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sonnabend Gallery, Carroll Dunham, March 1993

  • Literature

    A. MacAdam, "Carroll Dunham at Sonnabend”, ArtNews, May 1993, p. 132

  • 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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Shape Standing on Itself

Oil on linen. 
68 x 91 in. (172.7 x 231.1 cm).
Signed and dated "Carroll Dunham July-August 1990" upper right. 

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $109,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York