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Cecily Brown is, and has been throughout her career, one of the most engaged and distinctive painters of our time. To this day, her preoccupation remains the Body - in all its various guises and narratives: as subject matter, as form, as boundary, but also as quintessence, as core structure, and even as a total Corpus. Brown's paintings are immersive. She keeps reminding us how great it is to look at art unhurriedly: the miraculous pleasure of contemplation, examination - not in a complacent, or comforting way, but as a tool for existential inquiry. A painting, for her, ought to reveal itself slowly, almost 'continuously'. Born in London in 1969, Cecily Brown received her BA in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art, London, in 1993. Her work is included in renowned public collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London. One-person 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 Centre, Iowa (2006); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2006-07); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2009); "Based on a True Story," Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2010) that traveled to GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague; Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna a Contemporanea, Turin (2014); and "Rehearsal," The Drawing Centre, New York (2016) which will travel to Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, in January 2018. Her current exhibition of Shipwreck drawings is on at the Whitworth, Manchester. Brown lives and works in New York.Interested in consigning works by Cecily Brown? Learn more »
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