Carroll Dunham - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Carroll Dunham: He, She and It, 30 October – 1 December 2004
    Lidingö, Millesgården, Carrol Dunham: Paintings and Sculptures 2004 - 2008, 6 September - 2 November 2008, no. 15, p. 36 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property from an Important Private European Collection


Captured shadows: 4-A

stainless steel and wood, in 2 parts
overall 124 x 152.3 x 101.5 cm (48 7/8 x 59 7/8 x 39 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2004.

£12,000 - 18,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 5 October 2017