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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York; Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Bologna, Carisbo San Paolo, Palazzo di Residenza, Tra Arte e Scienza, October 2006

  • 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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Brown Planet

Oil, sand and adhesive on canvas.

72 x 90 in. (182.9 x 228.6 cm).
Signed and dated “'96-'97 Carroll Dunham” lower left; also dated “Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. 1996-97” upper left.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £33,600

The Marino Golinelli Collection

13 October 2007, 1pm