Untitled

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  • Provenance

    Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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 an Important Contemporary Collection

Untitled

signed with the artist's initials and dated "C.D. 2\08" lower left; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated "NYC "Untitled" 2008 C. Dunham" on the stretcher
mixed media on linen
30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 2008.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

sold for $68,750

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019