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John Currin (b. 1962)
John Currin (b. 1962)
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John Currin (b. 1962)


John Currin (b. 1962)
signed and dated 'John Currin 1990' (on the overlap)
oil on canvas
30 x 28 in. (76.2 x 71.1 cm.)
Painted in 1990.
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Private collection, Milan
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 16 November 2000, lot 3
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
K. Seward, "John Currin The Weirdest of the Weird", Flash Art, November/December 1995, pp. 78-80, no. 185 (illustrated)
Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Knowledge and Violence in Recent American Art, September-October 1991 (illustrated on back cover of announcement).
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I believe in the old idea of technique. I believe you need it if you’re going to have magic and genius and masterpieces. No one would question the value of technique in any other field. No one would say that a tennis player would be better if only he could stop hitting the ball.
—John Currin

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