Like nature, only better. Nature with all the awkward bits smoothed out. And then picturesque, like a landscape painting, states Jim Lewis' protagonist, defining an English garden in Cecily Brown's newest book of paintings. An imaginative pas de deux, The English Garden sees British painter Brown (born 1969) and American writer Lewis (born 1963) contribute acutely detailed and darkly sensuous allusions to the traditional 18th-century English landscape garden. Thirty-nine of Brown's paintings are interspersed throughout this compact hardcover publication as tipped-in images. The largely abstract works, with glimpses of figurative elements, are a dichotomy of warm and subdued strokes of color, each containing an expansive landscape unto itself. Novelist and critic Jim Lewis' story transports the reader to the English countryside and investigates the seductive pull of the natural world in tandem with Brown's paintings. Combining two major voices in contemporary literature and painting, this volume is a truly gorgeous production.
PUBLISHER KARMA, NEW YORK
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.25 x 6.75 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 7/28/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2015 p. 128
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Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Danilo Eccher. Text by Danilo Eccher, Alessandro Rabottini, Anna Musini.
New York–based British painter Cecily Brown (born 1969) makes sumptuous oil paintings combining abstract and figurative elements, art-historical references and erotic, fragmented bodies in compositions so densely layered that one of Brown's paintings can look "like an enormous colored anthill, with thousands of insects following each other, climbing over each other, hiding and reappearing, leaving colorful traces of their movements," as Danilo Eccher writes in his catalogue essay. This substantial monograph is published to accompany Brown's survey exhibition at the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin, and features nearly 50 works, including paintings, works on paper, gouache and watercolors as well as seven monotypes, representing the range of Brown's work as well as its unifying concerns. Also included are newly commissioned essays by Danilo Eccher, Alessandro Rabottini and Anna Musini.
PUBLISHER SILVANA EDITORIALE
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 200 pgs / 150 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 6/23/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2015 p. 133
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836630059TRADE LIST PRICE: $55.00 CDN $65.00
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Published by Des Moines Art Center. Introduction by Jeff Fleming. Edited by Ellen Feldman. Text by Jeff Fleming, Linda Nochlin, Linda Norden.
Known for her lush surfaces, vivid color, and energetic brushwork, Cecily Brown inhabits her torrid, atmospheric paintings with life forms that swim amongst swells of color and gesture. Often cast in sensual situations, her figures advance and recede into painterly abstraction. With her various references to art history-- from the seventeenth-century French Classicism of Nicolas Poussin to the Baroque flamboyance of Peter Paul Rubens and the living gestures of Willem de Kooning, among other Abstract Expressionists--Brown reinvigorates twenty-first-century painting. Working alongside the traditions of the medium, and borrowing freely from them, Brown absorbs formerly male-dominated approaches to painting, unapologetically infusing a feminine viewpoint. This publication, which accompanies the first one-person museum survey of Brown's work in the United States, features three major new essays by Jeff Fleming, Linda Norden and Linda Nochlin, as well as a series of key color reproductions.
PUBLISHER DES MOINES ART CENTER
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 80 pgs / 19 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/1/2007 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2007 p. 140
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781879003446TRADE LIST PRICE: $25.00 CDN $30.00
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STATUS: Out of print | 4/1/2008
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