Carroll Dunham - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    White Cube, London

  • Exhibited

    London, White Cube, Carroll Dunham, March 21-April 19, 2003

  • Literature

    D. Anfam and A. Worth, eds., Carroll Dunham, London, 2006

  • 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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Female Portrait (Second Generation, C)

Painted aluminum and wooden table base.
Overall: 62 x 83 x 25 in. (157.5 x 210.8 x 63.5 cm)
This work is from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

8 November 2011
New York