John Currin

American, b. 1962

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American painter John Currin intertwines the beautiful and grotesque with equal measure in his caricatures of lusty, doe-eyed female figures often portrayed in gross proportions that both enchant and repel. Drawing on a broad range of cultural …

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High auction record
$12.0m, Christie's, 2016
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Untitled, 1998
Sold on May 19, 2021
£13,860
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Work on Paper
ink on paper
24.0 x 30.2 cm
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£13,860
Auction Sale
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed on label attached to the reverse ink on paper 30.2 by 24 cm. 11 7/8 by 9 1/2 in. framed: 44.5 by 38 cm. Executed in 1998.
Untitled, 1998
ink on paper
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
£13,860
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Work on Paper
24.0 x 30.2 cm
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Auction Sale
May 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£13,860
Description
signed on label attached to the reverse ink on paper 30.2 by 24 cm. 11 7/8 by 9 1/2 in. framed: 44.5 by 38 cm. Executed in 1998.
Girl in Bed, 1993
Sold on May 13, 2021
$63,000
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Work on Paper
watercolor on paper
39.7 x 33.0 cm
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$63,000
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated 93 on the reverse watercolor on paper 13 by 15 ⅝ in. 33 by 39.7 cm. framed: 23 by 25 ¼ in. 58.4 by 64.1 cm.
Girl in Bed, 1993
watercolor on paper
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$63,000
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Work on Paper
39.7 x 33.0 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$63,000
Description
signed and dated 93 on the reverse watercolor on paper 13 by 15 ⅝ in. 33 by 39.7 cm. framed: 23 by 25 ¼ in. 58.4 by 64.1 cm.
Girl on a Hill, 1995
Sold on May 11, 2021
$600,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
91.4 x 76.5 cm
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$600,000
Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Christie's
Description
JOHN CURRIN (B. 1962) signed and dated 'John Currin 1995' (on the overlap) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 36 in. (76.5 x 91.4 cm.) Painted in 1995.
Girl on a Hill, 1995
oil on canvas
May 11, 2021
Christie's
$600,000
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Painting
91.4 x 76.5 cm
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May 11, 2021
Christie's
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$600,000
Description
JOHN CURRIN (B. 1962) signed and dated 'John Currin 1995' (on the overlap) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 36 in. (76.5 x 91.4 cm.) Painted in 1995.
Girl in Bed, 1993
Sold on Apr 15, 2021
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Painting
oil on linen
77.0 x 61.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 15, 2021
Phillips
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Girl in Bed, 1993
oil on linen
Apr 15, 2021
Phillips
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77.0 x 61.5 cm
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Apr 15, 2021
Phillips
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Study for "Entertaining Mr. Acker Bilk", 1995
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
$25,200
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Work on Paper
ink and graphite on paper
25.7 x 33.3 cm
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$25,200
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from the Estate of Allan Hunter Jr. titled and dated 95 on the reverse; signed on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame ink and graphite on paper Sheet: 13⅛ by 10⅛ in. (33.3 by 25.7 cm.) Framed: 19¼ by 16¼ in. (48.9 by 41.3 cm.)
Study for "Entertaining Mr. Acker Bilk", 1995
ink and graphite on paper
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$25,200
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Work on Paper
25.7 x 33.3 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$25,200
Description
Property from the Estate of Allan Hunter Jr. titled and dated 95 on the reverse; signed on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame ink and graphite on paper Sheet: 13⅛ by 10⅛ in. (33.3 by 25.7 cm.) Framed: 19¼ by 16¼ in. (48.9 by 41.3 cm.)
Head Nurse, 1995
Sold on Dec 11, 2020
$20,160
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Work on Paper
ink on paper
22.9 x 29.8 cm
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$20,160
Auction Sale
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signed on the reverse ink on paper Sheet: 11¾ by 9 in. (29.8 by 22.9 cm.) Framed: 17½ by 14¾ in. (44.5 by 37.5 cm.) Executed in 1995.
Head Nurse, 1995
ink on paper
Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
$20,160
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Work on Paper
22.9 x 29.8 cm
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Dec 11, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$20,160
Description
signed on the reverse ink on paper Sheet: 11¾ by 9 in. (29.8 by 22.9 cm.) Framed: 17½ by 14¾ in. (44.5 by 37.5 cm.) Executed in 1995.
The Beggars Alm, 2002
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
$1,386
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Print
Etching and aquatint, on Somerset paper
21.6 x 26.7 cm
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$1,386
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
Description
The Beggars Alm, 2002
Etching and aquatint, on Somerset paper
Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
$1,386
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21.6 x 26.7 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
Phillips
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$1,386
Untitled, 1990
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
$300,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
76.2 x 71.1 cm
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$300,000
Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
Description
John Currin (b. 1962) Untitled signed and dated 'John Currin 1990' (on the overlap) oil on canvas 30 x 28 in. (76.2 x 71.1 cm.) Painted in 1990.
Untitled, 1990
oil on canvas
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
$300,000
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Painting
76.2 x 71.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
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$300,000
Description
John Currin (b. 1962) Untitled signed and dated 'John Currin 1990' (on the overlap) oil on canvas 30 x 28 in. (76.2 x 71.1 cm.) Painted in 1990.
"Rachel as the Hag", 2003
Sold on Oct 6, 2020
€648
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Print
giclée print on transparent paper
29.0 x 42.0 cm
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€648
Auction Sale
Oct 6, 2020
Dorotheum
Description
giclée print on transparent paper mounted on Somerset, signed John Currin, no. 26 from the edition of 200 numbered impressions, sheet sized print 42 x 29 cm, published by Serpentine Gallery / London, framed, (EW)
"Rachel as the Hag", 2003
giclée print on transparent paper
Oct 6, 2020
Dorotheum
€648
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Print
29.0 x 42.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 6, 2020
Dorotheum
Realized Price
€648
Description
giclée print on transparent paper mounted on Somerset, signed John Currin, no. 26 from the edition of 200 numbered impressions, sheet sized print 42 x 29 cm, published by Serpentine Gallery / London, framed, (EW)
Teacher, 1993
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
$12,500
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Work on Paper
colored pencil on paper
34.7 x 27.8 cm
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$12,500
Auction Sale
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
Description
John Currin (B. 1962) Teacher signed and dated ‘Currin 93’ (on the reverse) colored pencil on paper 13 ¾ x 11 in. (34.7 x 27.8 cm.) Executed in 1993.
Teacher, 1993
colored pencil on paper
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
$12,500
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Work on Paper
34.7 x 27.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$12,500
Description
John Currin (B. 1962) Teacher signed and dated ‘Currin 93’ (on the reverse) colored pencil on paper 13 ¾ x 11 in. (34.7 x 27.8 cm.) Executed in 1993.