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Honeymoon Nude
© the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo credit: Tate

Honeymoon Nude 1998

John Currin (b.1962)

Tate

American painter, born in Boulder, Colorado. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and Yale University. His figure paintings, usually of women, have attracted attention and controversy. They combine cartoon-like distortion with an elaborate semi-illusionistic technique which simulates flesh by the laborious layering of colour with remarkable precision. He originally used photographs in high school year books as a source of inspiration.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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