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Pretty Portraits by John Currin at Gagosian Geneva
Curvy girls from 1989 and 2014.
Art Stuff 30 Jan 2019

“There’s a kind of a distortion that happens with adoration,” New York painter John Currin once said.

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Photo: Richard Prince
Now the artist is opening a new solo show at Gagosian Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, showing a survey of his paintings made between 1989 and 2014. That includes some of his iconic paintings that tap into Old Master portraits, pin-up girls 1950s style, B-movies are all funnelled into his idealistic and sometimes pervy paintings of images.
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John Currin, Tapestry, 2013.
Until April 12, check out some of his most iconic works, like Miss Fenwick from 1996, a milf in a blue dress, to Young Woman on a Lounger from 2014, a redhead who looks like a porcelain doll.
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John Currin, Crystal’s Friend, 2011.
Also check out his drawings here, from sketchbooks to notepads and watercolors which tap into his bizarre take on the human form – and how he has abstracted it.
Text by Nadja Sayej
Images via Gagosian

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