The Old Fur, 2010
Oil on canvas
50 x 38 inches (127 x 96.5 cm)
John Currin Bibliography (49 Kb)
John Currin was born in 1962 in Boulder, CO. He received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Yale University. Currin now lives and works in New York.
John Currin's work draws upon a broad range of cultural influences that include Renaissance oil paintings, 1950s women's magazine advertisements, and contemporary politics. Major institutional exhibitions include "John Currin: Works on Paper," the Des Moines Art Center (2003) (traveled to the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado); "John Currin," the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2003) (traveled to the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, through 2004). His work is represented in major institutional collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Tate Collection, London; and Centre Pompidou, Paris.
John Currin lives and works in New York.