New York: Gagosian/Rizzoli, 2008. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's peach cloth with print tipped onto upper board, spine and upper board stamped in metallic bronze, illustrated endpapers.
"I've always wanted to be able to convey figurative imagery in a kind of shorthand, to get it across in as direct a way as possible. I want there to be a human presence without having to depict it in full." Monograph published in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by British painter Cecily Brown held at the Gagosian Gallery in the fall of 2008. Rapidly rising to art world fame in the late 90s with her "bunny gang rape" paintings, Brown continues to be heralded for her lavish and visceral oil paintings depicting frankly sexual, violent, and grotesque subject matter. Featuring over 100 plates of the artist’s sketches, source materials, and finished paintings, this volume stands as the first comprehensive monograph of Brown’s oeuvre. Includes an essay by iconic art critic Dore Ashton and an interview between Brown and fellow contemporary painter Lari Pittman. Richly illustrated in color; with an exhibition history, bibliography, and index of works. Fine. Item #4000