Cecily Brown - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

  • Exhibited

    Modern Art Oxford, Cecily Brown: Paintings, 28 June – 28 August, 2005

  • Literature

    R. Lopez ed., Revisions – A Journal of Christian Perspective – Sex is Good, Vol. III, Issue 1, Fall 2006 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Her pictures are comparable to Monet’s in only one way, but it’s a good way: the paint in them seems to be moving. They won’t settle down. And your job as a spectator is to keep up with them. You’ll never quite get there, but that’s part of the fun… Desire is easier to paint because it’s automatic. We are programmed to feel it. Sex is hard because it takes a particular type of artistic skill to get inside someone else’s thoughts and evoke what they are feeling: to touch their touch and make their rhythm your rhythm. That’s what Brown can do. That’s her skill. She paints sex, but she isn’t dirty. She paints pleasure, but it’s from within. So it’s also love, and poetry, and a headful of thoughts. W. Januszczak, ‘She’s laying it on thick. Could Cecily Brown be the best British artist painting today?’ in Times Online, 16 April, 2006


Teenage Wildlife

Oil on linen.
203.2 x 228.6 cm. (80 x 90 in).
Signed and dated ‘Cecily Brown 2003’ on the reverse.

£300,000 - 400,000 ‡♠

Sold for £636,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm