Teachers and Students: Carroll Dunham and Barnaby Furnas
Carroll Dunham (b. 1949)
signed and dated 'Carroll Dunham 11/20/90 11/21/90' (lower edge)
wax crayon and graphite on paper
42 1/4 x 60 in. (107.3 x 152.4 cm.)
Executed in 1990.
Signature: signed and dated 'Carroll Dunham 11/20/90 11/21/90' (lower edge)
The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist
By descent from the above to the present owner
Carroll Dunham is known for his paintings of cartoonish, humanoid forms such as penis-nosed men, bulbous shapes reminiscent of sexual or digestive organs, and direct, humorous compositions of exposed vaginas. Mixing elements of Pop art, Surrealism, Neo-Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism through a stylistically rich career joining abstraction and figuration, Dunham's paintings and works on paper variously reference Arshile Gorky, Paul Gauguin, Philip Guston, and the comics of R. Crumb.
American, b. 1949, New Haven, Connecticut