John Currin - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Private collection, USA

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Robin Lockett Gallery, Dread Cat Bounce, May - June 1992; Antwerp, ADO Gallery, Critical Distance: John Currin, August - Spetember, 1993

  • Catalogue Essay

    I love women, but actually I don't love women, I just think about them all of the time. I love to look at women; they stimulate my imagination and not just in a sexual way. I used to love watching women hobbling in their new shoes down Fourteenth Street. I saw myself in them. I get a perspective on myself when looking at a woman, her beauty, her ugliness, her failures.
    John Currin, in Flash Art, no. 243, July - September, 2005

    Strangely enough, if you don't show women in a flattering sexualized manner, it's seen as sexist. And if you do, that's sexist too. That was the wonderfully, delightfully ironic point....There was an opportunity to make provocative paintings that don't look like provocative paintings.
    John Currin taken from R. Steiner, John Currin, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2003, p. 84


Red Faced Woman

Oil on canvas.
50 1/4 x 38 1/8 in. (127.6 x 96.8 cm).
Signed “John Currin” on a gallery label adhered to the reverse.

£125,000 - 175,000 

Sold for £192,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm