John Currin, ‘The Collaborator’, 2010, Christie's

New York, Gagosian Gallery, John Currin: New Paintings, November-December 2010, pp. 123 and 142 (illustrated in color).

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Stefan T. Edlis Collection, Chicago

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

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