Cecily Brown: Where, When, How Often and with Whom



ISBN: 9788793659124 Category:

Anders Kold


An exhibition catalogue of Cecily Brown’s retrospective at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

The British painter Cecily Brown (born 1969), based in New York since the 1990s, is one of the central figures in the international resurgence of painting since the turn of the century. Combining abstraction and figuration, she creates vivid, atmospheric depictions of fragmented bodies, often in erotic positions in the midst of swells of colour and movement. Brown pays tribute to the potential of painting for seduction, and draws on references ranging from classic pornography to elements from the visual worlds of Bosch, Goya and Hogarth, and most recently motifs from the human disasters of our own time. Having also been compared to painters like Bacon and de Kooning, Brown’s work offers a female artist’s gaze at a world dominated by male artists. This catalogue is published to accompany an exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, comprising her latest paintings as well as drawings and monotypes.

Additional information

Weight 488 g
Dimensions 15.4 x 21.2 cm
Publisher name Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Publication date 16 May 2019
Number of pages 168
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Poul Erik Tojner
Dimensions 15.4 x 21.2 cm
Weight 488 g


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Poul Erik Tøjner is Director of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Terry R. Myers is a critic, independent curator, and Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hilton Als is a Pulitzer Prizewinning critic, associate Professor at Columbia, curator, and a staff writer at The New Yorker . Anders Kold is Curator and Head of Acquisitions at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.