Julie Curtiss - Heatwave London Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    106 Green, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Working from imagination and with ideas of narration, I utilize recurring elements from one painting to another, or frame the subjects of my paintings very narrowly, creating a form of suspense. My artworks are psychological. By omitting parts of an image or suggesting abnormal situations, I would like to contrast a feeling of familiarity with surrealism.' - Julie Curtiss

  • Artist Biography

    Julie Curtiss

    Born and raised in Paris, France, Julie Curtiss (b. 1982) now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Curtiss studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris.

    The artist draws on a history of figurative painting including 18th- and 19th-century French painting, as well as the Chicago Imagists and the ‘pop’ imagery of comic books, manga and illustration. Frequent subject matter focuses on the deconstructed female body and symbols of stereotypical female aesthetics. There are similarities between Curtiss’ work and the painters of the female Surrealist movement of the early 20th century in the use of distorted perspectives, dreamscapes, and humor to reflect upon the female experience.  

    Curtiss’ work is represented in a number of museum collections, among which are Bronx Museum, New York; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; High Museum, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Maki Collection, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Yuz Museum, Shanghai.


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signed, titled and numbered '1/30 "CHEMTRAILS" Julie Curtiss' lower margin
screenprint in colours on Coventry paper
image 32.3 x 23.8 cm (12 3/4 x 9 3/8 in.)
sheet 34.8 x 26.1 cm (13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Executed in 2017, this work is number 1 from an edition of 30.

£2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £3,000

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020