Carroll Dunham - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips
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    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Wave (K. A13)

Etching in colors, on Saunders Waterford paper, with full margins.
I. 40 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (102.9 x 153.7 cm)
S. 53 1/4 x 73 1/2 in. (135.3 x 186.7 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 21/43 in pencil (there were also 9 artist's proofs), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), unframed.

$1,200 - 1,800 

Sold for $1,071

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021