401
401

ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Cecily Brown
SIRENS AND SHIPWRECKS
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 524,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
401

ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Cecily Brown
SIRENS AND SHIPWRECKS
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 524,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Cecily Brown
B. 1969
SIRENS AND SHIPWRECKS
signed and dated 2018-19 on the reverse
pastel, watercolor and ink on paper
34 7/8 by 47 in. 88.6 by 119.4 cm.
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Provenance

Courtesy the artist

Catalogue Note

"These extraordinary works by Cecily Brown, of wrecked ships, frantic and prone bodies, carefully illuminate the tensions between the past and the present. She takes inspiration from Delacroix’s shipwreck paintings, as well as one of the most feted paintings in the world, Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa, 1818-1819. Of course, these drawings also push to the forefront of our minds the images we see everyday on our screens, of shipwrecked refugees attempting, and failing, to make their own sea voyages..."

Dr. Samantha Lackey in Exh. Cat., Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, Cecily Brown: Shipwreck Drawings, London 2017, n.p. 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

|
New York