John Currin, ‘I'm with Cupid’, 2019, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Graphite on paper, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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I'm with Cupid, 2019

Graphite on paper
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
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Friends Seminary Benefit Auction

The work is a collaboration by the three artists who worked on the drawing separately in their own …

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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 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.

Rachel Feinstein
American, b. 1971
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Inspired by everything from classical sculpture and Roman ruins to Renaissance painting and contemporary cartoons, Rachel Feinstein makes expressive sculptures, multi-part installations, and richly rendered paintings and drawings full of massive, sculptural forms. Unafraid to pursue beauty, Feinstein emphasizes shape and texture in her works, which develop out of an imaginative, additive process that begins with a source image, often discovered in old books. A striking detail serves as the departure point from which she begins her creative interpretation and re-invention. As the artist describes: “I’ll do a drawing, and then drawings of the drawing, and keep getting away from the source as many times over as I can so I don’t just replicate.” Feinstein’s sculptures appear as semi-abstracted, decidedly 21st-century versions of their historical counterparts, which include depictions of early Christian saints and the ash-preserved bodies of victims of Mount Vesuvius.

Sean Landers
American, b. 1962
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Sean Landers achieved recognition in the early 1990s for work derived from his confessional outpourings, densely covering paper and canvas with imagery of breasts, chimpanzees, and clowns. In addition to his text-based compositions, he creates cartoons, bronze busts, videos, and figurative paintings of animals and humans that show extreme shifts in style, including remakes of William Hogarth's 1732 canvas A Midnight Modern Conversation and the "Around the World Alone" series, in which a clown captain mans a ship in dramatic seas.

John Currin, ‘I'm with Cupid’, 2019, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Graphite on paper, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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The work is a collaboration by the three artists who worked on the drawing separately in their own studios. The work is based on a small painting by a Dutch mannerist (Joachim Anthonisz. Wtewael, Mars, Venus, and Cupid). Rachel worked on the drawing first and drew the female figure and the background. She passed along …

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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 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.

Rachel Feinstein
American, b. 1971
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Inspired by everything from classical sculpture and Roman ruins to Renaissance painting and contemporary cartoons, Rachel Feinstein makes expressive sculptures, multi-part installations, and richly rendered paintings and drawings full of massive, sculptural forms. Unafraid to pursue beauty, Feinstein emphasizes shape and texture in her works, which develop out of an imaginative, additive process that begins with a source image, often discovered in old books. A striking detail serves as the departure point from which she begins her creative interpretation and re-invention. As the artist describes: “I’ll do a drawing, and then drawings of the drawing, and keep getting away from the source as many times over as I can so I don’t just replicate.” Feinstein’s sculptures appear as semi-abstracted, decidedly 21st-century versions of their historical counterparts, which include depictions of early Christian saints and the ash-preserved bodies of victims of Mount Vesuvius.

Sean Landers
American, b. 1962
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Sean Landers achieved recognition in the early 1990s for work derived from his confessional outpourings, densely covering paper and canvas with imagery of breasts, chimpanzees, and clowns. In addition to his text-based compositions, he creates cartoons, bronze busts, videos, and figurative paintings of animals and humans that show extreme shifts in style, including remakes of William Hogarth's 1732 canvas A Midnight Modern Conversation and the "Around the World Alone" series, in which a clown captain mans a ship in dramatic seas.

I'm with Cupid, 2019

Graphite on paper
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
.
Bidding closed
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