Oil on linen
77 x 165 inches (195.6 x 419.1 cm)
Photo by Robert McKeever
Cecily Brown Bibliography (60 Kb)
Presenting a world that pulses with excesses and appetites, Cecily Brown explores the breadth of human experience in tactile oil paintings. Broadly inspired by the history of painting—from Rubens and Veronese to the muscular expressionism of Willem de Kooning—Brown’s personal vision transcends classical notions of genre and narrative, freeing subject matter from its original context and positioning it within a new aesthetic reality.
Cecily Brown was born in London in 1969. She studied at the Slade School in London and received her BA in 1993. Her work is part of numerous public collections around the works, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Tate Gallery, London. Solo exhibitions include “Directions: Cecily Brown,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2002); MACRO, Rome (2003); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2004); Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (2005); Kunsthalle Mannheim (2005–06); Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2006); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2006–07); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2009); “Based on a True Story,” GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague (2010, traveled to Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover); Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria (2012).
Brown lives and works in New York.