A tight selection of new drawings by noted British artist Cecily Brown (b. 1969) are featured in her challenging new monograph Shipwreck. These extraordinary works of wrecked ships—frantic and prone bodies—carefully illuminate the tensions between the past and present. Brown notes that her inspiration comes from Eugène Delacroix’s shipwreck paintings, as well as one of the most feted paintings in the world, Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa (1818–19). These works push to the forefront of our minds the images that we see everyday on our screens, of refugees attempting (and sometimes failing) to survive sea voyages. Today, it seems more important than ever for galleries to show work that draws attention to images and stories that we think we know so well and need not or cannot look at or think of again. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Cecily Brown: Shipwreck Drawings at The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, UK (november 2017–April, 2018). This is the third monograph of Brown’s artwork with Ridinghouse, UK.
12 x 8 ¾ in. / 80 pp / 33 color
Retail Price: $45.00
THOMAS DANE GALLERY, LONDON