Chantal Joffe, ‘Checkered Skirt’, 2005, Phillips

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)
Property from an Important Private European Collection

London, Victoria Miro Gallery, New Paintings, 19 November - 17 December 2005, n.p. (illustrated)

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

About Chantal Joffe

Recalling Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, and Alex Katz, Chantal Joffe makes portraits that bring a combination of insight, wit, and an eye for awkwardness and individuality to the genre of portrait painting. Based loosely on photographs of women sourced from fashion magazines, photo albums, pornography, and elsewhere, Joffe’s paintings—juxtaposing thin, dripping washes with thicker oily passages—explore the notion that all appearances and images, regardless of how off-hand they may seem, are carefully planned and constructed. "I’m a terrible photographer [...] But in a way, the more the photo is crap, the better to paint from," she says.

British, b. 1969, St. Albans, Vermont, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights

2017
2016
Helsinki,
Chantal Joffe: Family