New York: Gagosian Gallery/Rizzoli, 2011. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's textured maroon cloth, spine and upper board stamped in silver, color reproduction mounted to upper board, gray endpapers.
"Bad drawings as a wellspring of energy. That was my high-concept idea for these paintings. Ruin the painting from the get-go so that beautiful painting can happen. The idea originally was to make nudes and erotic art–just horribly drawn" (from an interview with Currin). Exhibition catalog on influential painter and provocateur John Currin, published in conjunction with a 2010 exhibition at NYC's Gagosian Gallery. Predominantly known for combining classical techniques with social and sexual satire, particularly in his renderings of "post-menopausal women," Currin's award-winning oeuvre probes our voyeuristic impulses with masterful wit. Includes texts by author Wells Tower and an interview with the artist by Angus Cook. Illustrated with color plates. Lightest toning from price sticker to lower board. Fine. Item #5290