Lot 201
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CECILY BROWN | Untitled #17

150,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • Cecily Brown
  • Untitled #17
  • signed and dated 2006 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas 
  • 17 by 12 5/8 in. 43.2 by 32.1 cm.


Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

Catalogue Note

“If I had to place where it all comes from, the moment that interests me the most in twentieth-century painting, and which I feel was not taken that far because abstraction happened in such an extreme way, is the moment when Rothko, Gorky, and Newman were doing those biomorphic things that just hovered on the edge of representation. They’re not quite abstract and they are absolutely grounded in the figure.” Cecily Brown