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Auction: Contemporary Art Part I
was auctioned on: 15 November 2007
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Cecily Brown

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Estimate: US$460,000 - US$600,000
Price realised:  US$457,000
Lot number 33, Views: 44

Cecily Brown Sweetie 2001 Oil on canvas. 70 x 60 in. (177.8 x 152.4 cm). Signed and dated “Cecily Brown 2001” on the reverse and stretcher bar; signed “Cecily” lower left.
Provenance Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Exhibited Berlin, Contemporary Fine Arts, Cecily Brown Days of Heaven, March 31 – May 24, 2001 Literature S. Schmidt-Wulffen, Cecily Brown Days of Heaven, Berlin / Cologne, 2001, cat. no. 1, n.p. (illustrated) and front cover (detail of work illustrated); C. Finch, “My Private Biennial,” Artnet Magazine, November 28, 2001 Catalogue Essay “Cecily Brown’s paintings and motifs remove men from their old, privileged, power-based perceptual position, but do not turn them into objects or victims. The painting of Cecily Brown is an art of sexual solidarity and partnership. Above and beyond the undisputed painterly qualities… their true achievement resides in the vicissitudes of role-play. In the act of alternating between male and female, of covering the distance between the unknown Other—in whose place one suddenly finds oneself—and the return of the Self, the conventional positions of the sexes becomes fluid.” (S. Schmidt-Wulffen, “Another Measure of Desire,” Cecily Brown, Days of Heaven, Berlin / Cologne, 2001.) Read More

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Contemporary Art Part I
Date of the auction: 15 Nov 2007
Address: Phillips
15 Nov 2007, 7pm New York