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John Currin
B. 1962
BROWN LADY
signed and dated 91 on the reverse
oil on canvas
28 by 26 in. 71.1 by 66 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 May 2003

Exhibited

New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, John Currin, March - May 2001
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; London, Serpentine Gallery; New York, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, John Currin, May 2003 - February 2004, p. 33, illustrated in color

Literature

Francesco Bonami, "U.S. Pain: New American Figuration," Flash Art, May - June 1992, p. 101, illustrated in color
Kara Vander Weg, Ed., John Currin, New York 2006, pp. 72-73, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“I thought of these women as harlequins, the way that Picasso looked at circus people as a corny way of talking about his own ruthlessness…These women had no more sexual value; they were only interested in culture, like museum patrons. These women mirrored my own situation as a painter and the political problem of being a painter.” John Currin

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