Carroll Dunham - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
  • 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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Monumental screenprint in colors, on Lanaquarelle paper, the full sheet.
S. 64 1/2 x 50 3/8 in. (163.8 x 128 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 'P.P. 5/6' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 39 and 7 artist's proofs), published by Two Palms Press, New York, unframed.

$5,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $4,445

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