Artwork Title: Gold Nude - Artist Name: John CurrinArtwork Title: Gold Nude - Artist Name: John Currin

Gold Nude, 1999

John Currin

John Currin was born in 1962 in Boulder, Colorado. With inspirations as diverse as Old Master portraits, pin-ups, pornography, and B-movies, Currin paints ideational yet challengingly perverse images of women, from lusty nymphs and dour matrons to more ethereal feminine prototypes. Currin’s work is represented in museum collections worldwide. This artwork’s gold background references Byzantine religious icons, while Feinstein’s posture is a modern take on Renaissance paintings. []


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