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Stamford after Brunch

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

2000

Artist:

John Currin
American, born 1962

About this artwork

The domestic scenes, portraits, and nudes painted by John Currin have been called “American grotesque,” as unsettling as they are meticulously rendered. Stamford after Brunch captures the giddy camaraderie of three women with soft, childlike arms and improbably scrawny, angular legs. While the figures laugh, drink martinis, and smoke cigars, the winter landscape outside stands in acute contrast to the interior comforts of warm conversation and lightweight clothing. The three women, near caricatures, represent the artist’s principal gallerists at the time (Sadie Coles, Andrea Rosen, and Shaun Regen) visiting Currin’s Connecticut home.

On View

Contemporary Art, Gallery 296

Artist

John Currin

Title

Stamford after Brunch

Origin

United States

Date

2000

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

101.6 × 152.4 cm (40 × 60 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection

Reference Number

2015.146

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