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"More than 20 years ago, at a time when art critics were proclaiming the death of painting, #JohnCurrin’s technically astounding, exaggeratedly realistic figurative oil paintings rattled the cage of the contemporary art world. This young artist painting pinups, which garishly transgressed any resemblance to the academic nude. He not only changed minds about painting, but also unabashedly brought it back."
Discover brilliant John Currin in our special 'Visual Essay' from Purple latest issue featuring text by #JeffRian.
Here a picture of "The Leg", painted in 2016 by #JohnCurrin, courtesy of @gagosiangallery captured by #RobMcKeever
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Two for Tuesday: Lily Nova, Part 1: That stare. Making of a muse. @lilynova97 @imgmodels @finesse_models_australia @bec_parsons @lovewant #imgstars #lilynova #johncurrin #gucci

'Boot and Candle,' a 2016 painting by #JohnCurrin via @SadieColesHQ | Galleries 2017 #artbasel

Da Vinci, Shma Shminci. Mona Lisa's got nothin compared to the legendary #BeaArthurNaked #johncurrin #art🎨 #bucketlist #thankyouforbeingafriend

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RepostBy @gagosiangallery:
This is around ‘88 or ‘89, and was one of my first figural things. It was right at the beginning of my transition from macho abstraction to… I didn’t know where I was going. On one level, it is a kind of parody or satire—though it’s not satire because it’s not really knowing well enough what I think I am satirizing. But it is meant as a slapstick parody of figurative painting—specifically of the kind of images high school girls would make. So this is basically a hornless unicorn, I guess—but actually this trained me to look at the right parts of the canvas for the first time, stop worrying about the corners, all that kind of stuff—just change my persona.” —John Currin.
Frieze New York opens to the public tomorrow, May 5. Gagosian's booth is featuring an installation of works on paper by John Currin. Click on the link in the bio for information.
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Image: John Currin, "Untitled," 1989, gouache on paper, 11 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches (28.3 × 24.1 cm) ©
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"I got my macho painting out of my way in art school. It wasn't me. I feel like I am one of the only feminine male artists, that I am the only one who cares about things being pretty, about elegance and other feminine qualities."
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By combining classical tropes of #beauty, such as the lounging #Renaissance #nude, with contemporary images such as those found in today's porn and women's #fashion magazines, Currin posits that our fascination with #vanity is eternal. Upon first glance, Currin's paintings may seem like realistic figurative portrayals of the beautiful, yet upon closer inspection something goes awry. A body part emerges larger than its otherwise symmetrical parts, the neck on a graceful vixen might stretch inordinately long, or the female nude central to our observation turns out to be old enough to be our grandmother. The #pleasure of #voyeurism turns into discomfort and we are asked to reflect upon the original motivations within our glance.
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Since the 1990s, John Currin has reigned as one of the art world's greatest provocateurs residing on the double-edged sword of #desire and #disgust. His work, which mingles an early training in classical painting with a decidedly #American palate for the #absurdity found in #kitsch, presents figurative portraits, often #nude, that reflect the #perversity within our culture's obsession with #beauty and #perfection. Although he is often accused of misogynistic tendencies due to his jarring subject matter, he contends his presentations are intended as satirical references to society's ever-present barrage of the elusive "ideal" fed to us through art history, media, advertising, and the glossy pages of magazines. This exploration into #vanity continues to inform his work today.
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Studio stuff. Portrait life.#johncurrin #lolitaglasses #tiara #sweetsixteen

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John Currin for John Currin and Marc Jacobs "In Conversation” UK 10” 2012 The Vinyl factory ‎– VF048
Collaboration with GARAGE Magazine, John Currin & Marc Jacobs Recorded live in New York on 3 August 2012.
Edition of 300. Pressed on white 10" vinyl. Housed in a screen printed PVC sleeve.
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Love this #johncurrin work on #paper one of the works still in my mind from #friezenewyork #couple #oldcouple #gagosiangallery

👁🖤 adorado #JohnCurrin 'Heartless' 2003👌🏻 full mami. #love
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The Room | Acrylic on canvas | 48x24" | 2017. www.paulasaneaux.com
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Marc Jacobs Greenwich Village townhouse by designer Paul Fortune. Featured above: A late 90's John Currin painting and two side tables, a lamp and a coffee table by Jean Michel Frank. I think the folding screen might be by Pierre Chareau but don't quote me on that.

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