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Cecily Brown EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

A Chorus Line
Cecily Brown
A Chorus Line

1997

oil on canvas

121.9 x 152.4 cm
Puce Moment
Cecily Brown
Puce Moment

1997

oil on canvas

142.2 x 193 cm
Pyjama Game
Cecily Brown
Pyjama Game

1998

Oil on Linen

193 x 249cm
Named after the famous Doris Day film, this Pyjama Game has no intention of maintaining a squeaky clean image. Cecily Brown’s painting has all the fun of a screwball comedy. Delightfully innocent and sophisticated at the same time, a plot laid out in abstract: mistaken identity, sexual innuendo and glamorous design in 1950s red.
The Girl Who Had Everything
Cecily Brown
The Girl Who Had Everything

1998

Oil on Linen

254 x 279cm
The Girl Who Had Everything is done in the fleshiest of pinks, ripe for the taking. Populated with fragments of figures as twisted and mysterious as Francis Bacon, it has all the vigour of a macho abstraction, created with a pastel decorative palette.
Night Passage
Cecily Brown
Night Passage

1999

Oil on Linen

254 x 279cm
Cecily Brown's Night Passage has all the vigour of macho abstraction, with the pastel decorative palette of Monet’s water lilies, and a girlie reference to Georgia O’Keeffe. Amidst the entire lush-painted flourish, is the impression of a couple copulating.
Hard, Fast and Beautiful
Cecily Brown
Hard, Fast and Beautiful

2000

Oil on Canvas

254 x 279cm
Cecily Brown’s paintings literally drip with sex. Hard, Fast and Beautiful emits a simple sophistication: wispy charcoal and white gestures, reminiscent of life drawings or underpainting, contain a more carnal impression. Cecily Brown approaches this abstraction like the aftermath of two lovers rolling around on the canvas. A highly rendered fabrication of an Yves Klein fantasy dreamed and savoured entirely from the girl’s perspective.
The Fugitive Kind
Cecily Brown
The Fugitive Kind

2000

Oil on Linen

229 x 190.5cm
Taking its title from Tennessee Williams’s play, Cecily Brown’s The Fugitive Kind is as seductive as southern gossip. Brown uses the painterliness of Abstract Expressionism to convey not only raw emotion, but a corporeal sense of connection between painting, idea and viewer. Cecily Brown capitalises on the fleshiness of her medium: paint’s ability to replicate physical sensation: and the dramatic illusion of motion. Within her voluptuous surfaces, epic fantasies spontaneously unfold, as if each brush stroke contains a dark secret: opulent, gritty and tainted with sin.
Teenage Wildlife
Cecily Brown
Teenage Wildlife

2003

Oil on Linen

203 x 229cm
Cecily Brown’s young lovers melt into the foliage, fused into the landscape in the heat of a moment. Everything about Brown’s painting erupts with sex appeal: from the soft-porn pastel colours to the oily-wet malleability of the surface. Cecily Brown knows that desire lies in the flirtation: amid her fervent gestural abstraction, just the glimpse of suggestion is enough.
High Society
Cecily Brown
High Society

1998

Oil on Linen

193 x 249cm
High Society reads like an F. Scott Fitzgerald orgy: little men in tails and top hats, muscle-bound millionaire hunks pulling themselves to climax, indiscernible bits of sensuous bodies, detached penises, the allusion of gossipy dinner-party crowds. Set against a lavish gold-and-blue background, Cecily Brown’s fantasy is a rich girl’s predilection – a notch in her bedpost for Cézanne and early Pollock.

Cecily Brown's BIOGRAPHY

Cecily Brown
Born in 1969, London, UK
Lives and works in New York, NY, USA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

2010
Based On A True Story, GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Den Haag, Netherlands
Based On A True Story, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover
Cecily Brown, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

2009
Cecily Brown, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg

2008
Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Cecily Brown, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
New Paintings, Gagsosian Gallery, London

2005
Cecily Brown, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Cecily Brown, Kunsthalle, Mannheim
Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

2004
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Espacio 1, Reina Sofia, Madrid, SP
Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Wien/ Vienna, AT

2003
Cecily brown, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA
Cecily Brown, MACRO, Rome, IT

2002
Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA
Cecily Brown, Hirshorn Museum, Washington DC, USA

2001
Days Of Heaven, Contemporary Fine Arts

2000
Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Deitch Projects, New York, USA

1999
Serenade, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
The Skin Game, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

1998
High Society, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

1997
Spectacle, Deitch Projects, (Storefront Gallery) New York, USA

1995
Eagle gallery, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Figures in a Landscape, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
Collection Platform 1: Circulation, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiew

2010
Exquisite Corpse Drawings, Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, New York

2009
Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, Parasol unit, London, UK

2008
Insight, Gagosian Gallery, Moskau, RU

2007
Putting Pictures on Paper, Georgia Scherman projects, Toronto, CA
Beneath The Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Painting in the Noughties, Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkennny, IE
Extremes and In-Betweens, Dorsky gallery, Long island City, USA

2006
Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York, USA
Once Upon a Time in the West, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
The Triumph of Painting 5, the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Full House, Kunsthalle, Mannheim

2005
The Triumph Of Painting, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, GB
The Early Show, White Columns, New York, USA
Cecily Brown: Paintings, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, GB
The Triumph Of Painting, part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2004
Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Gyroscope, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press, Cooper Union, New York, USA

2001
Szenenwechsel XIX, Museum fĂĽr Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

2000
Emotional Rescue:the Contemporary Art Project Collection, Centre on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Centre for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Centre, New York, USA
Greater New York: New Art In New York Now, P.S.! Contemporary Art Centre, Long islnd City, USA

1999
At Century’s End: The John P Morrissey Collection of 90’s Art, The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, USA
Facts and Fictions: La Nuova pittura internazionale tra immaginario e realtĂ : New York, Galleria in Arco, Turin, IT
Pleasure Dome, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, USA
Janice Guy Gallery, New York, USA
Four Letter Heaven, David Zwirner Video Libary, New York, USA

1997
Janice Guy Gallery, New York, USA

1996
Taking Stock, curated by Kenny Schacter, New York, USA

1994
The Fete Worse Than Death, Laurent Delaye, London, GB
Contemporary View 1990, National Compeition for british Art Students, sponsored by Christie’s