Carroll Dunham - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • 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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Untitled (November 27 2006)

Monoprint in colors, on Lanaquarelle paper, with full margins,
I. 22 x 24 in. (55.9 x 61 cm);
S. 35 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (89.5 x 74.9 cm)

signed and dated '2007' in pencil, published by Two Palms, New York, a few spots and strokes of stray watercolor or inks in the margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York