Lot 62
  • 62

Cecily Brown

700,000 - 1,000,000 USD
965,000 USD
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  • Cecily Brown
  • Merry Widow
  • signed, titled and dated '98 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 76 x 98 in. 193 x 248.9 cm.


Deitch Projects, New York
Private Collection, Europe
Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 2007, Lot 478
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

"I wanted to get the figure off the ground, as in the earth, and integrate it more with the flat ground of the picture. That was probably when I first started trying to use ambiguous space, one that defied gravity. I wanted it to be impossible for the viewer to know where they stood in relation to the action." 
Cecily Brown in Exh. Cat., Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, Cecily Brown: Paintings, 2005, p. 41