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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

John Currin
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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

John Currin
POPPYCOCK
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Details & Cataloguing

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John Currin
B. 1962
POPPYCOCK
signed and dated 2001 on the reverse
acrylic and pastel on paper
17 by 13 5/8 in. 43.2 by 34.6 cm.
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Provenance

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York 
Collection of Laura and Stafford Broumand, New York
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in December 2002

Exhibited

Des Moines Art Center; Aspen Art Museum, John Currin, February - September 2003

Literature

Kara Vander Weg, Ed., John Currin, New York 2006, p. 286, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Currin's technique involves a continuous swerve between attraction and repulsion, pleasure and guilt, joy and shame. The surface in his work is radically heterogeneous: some areas, even some strokes, move closer toward ideality; other areas, often adjacent, move away. There is no point of rest or closure to this dialectic, nothing finally redeemed or finally condemned. Rather, the goal is to show how, in figurative painting, morphology really works, how it recruits and plays with our own psychic investments as we view."

Norman Bryson, "Maudit: John Currin and Morphology," in Kara Vander Weg, Ed., John Currin, New York 2006, p. 30 

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