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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Three Etchings: #3

Aquatint and etching in colors, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 37 1/4 x 26 in. (94.6 x 66 cm);
S. 55 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. (140.3 x 97.2 cm)

signed, dated `1987' and numbered 37/50 in pencil (there were also 14 artist's proofs), published by Editions Ilene Kurtz, New York (with their blindstamp), occasional soft handling creases, a crease in the upper margin, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

$1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for $1,375

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York