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John Currin: New Paintings

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One of the leading figurative painters of his generation, Currin's influences range from Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings to popular illustrations from the mid-20th century. Whether portraits of older women, buxom girls, nudes with elongated bodies, or group scenes of domestic life, his works are characterized by baroque gestures, loose brushstrokes, unorthodox p ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Gagosian / Rizzoli
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Nov 01, 2009 Grady rated it it was amazing
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John Currin's name is one that is frequently mentioned when conversations about figurative art today arise. He made his name with his well crafted paintings of buxom women - near distortions of chesty gals that made many viewers think about Pop Art. Some critics considered these quasi-comic book images as illustration for the voyeur and that idea about Currin's art is difficult to shed. Until books such as this magnificent volume produced by Rizzoli!

In this volume that
Apr 08, 2008 Kat rated it really liked it
We were in NYC when the John Currin show was being mounted at the Whitney and only got to peek, but after seeing paintings only in reproduction, even seeing from a distance was a treat. After seeing the James Rosenquists at the Guggenheim, it didn't sting as deeply that we were held back by barricades and sneaked into a section just to peer. That was as arresting as the portraits because there is this sense you are a sneaky voyeur in his little world. (I am not usually a break the rules and go u ...more
William West
I enjoy Currin's work. I hear his latest paintings could fairly be described as playfully pornographic, which hardly surprises me. The guy is definitely in it for shits and giggles, but that doesn't change the fact that he's an exceptionally talented painter (and what's wrong with shits and giggles at any rate?).
Alexandra Infante
Aug 11, 2007 Alexandra Infante rated it it was amazing
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This book has awesome reproductions. I love the Dave Eggers stories. I think it is such a great book.
Mar 30, 2008 Jill rated it it was amazing
An excrutiatingly beautiful book -even the additions by Dave Eggers.
brian tanabe
Sep 29, 2007 brian tanabe rated it it was amazing
Currin is one of my favorite contemporary artists.
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