Cecily Brown: Saying More Than One Thing at Once

Cecily Brown with her painting “Triumph of the Vanities II,” in the Dress Circle of the

Cecily Brown with her painting “Triumph of the Vanities II,” in the Dress Circle of the Metropolitan Opera House. Credit Vincent Tullo for The New York Times.

“I wanted to make the painting that New York deserves right now,” she said. “It’s such a bloody awful time in so many ways. At the same time, New York is having one of its richest moments in history for lots of people. So I wanted a very celebratory picture, but also that tumultuousness and dysfunction.”

“Painting,” she added, “is very good at saying more than one thing at once.”
(Hilarie M. Sheets, “Cecily Brown’s Paintings Are at the (Other) Met,” NYTimes, 9-20-18)

[Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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One Response to Cecily Brown: Saying More Than One Thing at Once

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Good for her, and you, for posting.

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