Carroll Dunham - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, November 14, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    White Cube, London

  • 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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Mesokingdom Eleven (Coast)

acrylic, pencil on linen
69 1/8 x 72 1/8 in. (175.5 x 183.2 cm)
Signed and dated "Jan - Feb 2002 C. Dunham" upper right; further signed, titled and dated "NYC. C. Dunham 'Mesokingdom Eleven (Coast)' 2002" on the reverse.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $161,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 14 November 2014 11am