Phaidon and Artspace are pleased to announce a new limited edition by Cecily Brown. This highly anticipated edition is available in a run of only 50 prints, each accompanied by a signed copy of the artist's definitive monograph.
Black Painting 1 (2020)
4-color digital print on 330gsm Epson Hot Press natural paper
9.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 50 + 6 APs
Signed and numbered on reverse, bottom-center
The source image for this edition, Cecily Brown's Black Painting 1 (2002), belongs to a series of paintings the artist initiated as a mechanism for exploring female desire. Inspired by 19th Century French erotica and the art of Francisco Goya, Black Painting 1 centers around a solitary woman surrounded by a range of lustful, ghostly suitors. Imbued with Brown's unique sensibility fusing intimacy with complexity, the sombre palette employed for this work reinforces the psychological charge of the scene, as well as the tenuous boundaries between desire and torment.