Cecily Brown (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series) (Paperback)
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The first — and highly anticipated — monograph on one of the most influential painters of our time
Cecily Brown is a British-born, New York-based artist who rose to prominence in the late 1990s. Brown established her unique voice within the art sphere by investigating the sensual qualities of oil paint and challenging the conventions of abstraction and figuration. Through a range of reference to old master paintings, Abstract Expressionism, and popular culture, Brown's symbolic language, exuberant brushwork, rich palette, intense energy, and embrace of the erotic have redefined some of painting's historical canons.
About the Author
Courtney J. Martin is Director of the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.
Jason Rosenfeld is Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount College, New York.
Francine Prose is a novelist and critic based in New York.