John Currin, ‘Hot Pants’, 2010, The Broad

About John Currin

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 influences from Renaissance oil paintings to 1950s women’s magazine ads and contemporary politics, his work is notable for its mix of technical virtuosity with mash-ups of high and low culture.

American, b. 1962, Boulder, Colorado, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

John Currin, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
John Currin, Gagosian Gallery, Paris
John Currin: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Bookshop Features, Gagosian Shop, New York
Dans un intérieur, Almine Rech, Brussels