Cecily Brown (B. 1969)
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Cecily Brown (B. 1969)


Cecily Brown (B. 1969)
signed and dated 'Cecily Brown 00-01' (on the reverse); signed and dated 'Cecily Brown 2000-2001' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
59¾ x 70in. (152.5 x 178cm.)
Painted in 2000-2001
Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002.
Cecily Brown. Days of Heaven, exh. cat., Berlin, Contemporary Fine Arts, 2001, no. 11 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Cecily Brown, 2002 (illustrated in colour, pp. 16-17).
Rome, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Cecily Brown, 2003 (illustrated in colour, p. 47).
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'I take all my cues from the paint, so it's this total back-and-forth between my will and the painting directing what to do next. The painting has a completely different idea than I do about what it should be Things just naturally break down and become more abstract. When things get too abstract, I definitely feel like I want to bring the figure back. There is a line that I'm always striving for that's not half-way between figuration and abstraction, it is both It's almost like pulling a moment of clarity in the middle of all the chaos'
(C. Brown speaking in 'New York Minute: Cecily Brown,' AnOther, 14 September 2012, www.anothermag.com/current/view/2192/Cecily_Brown, access date 15-Mar-2013).

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