Cecily Brown

[b. 1970 - ] View All Work

Born in London in 1970, she dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to study art, eventually graduating from the Slade School of Art in London in 1993. The following year she moved to Manhattan where she lives and works today. Brown’s paintings first came to the attention of the New York art world when she exhibited what she called her “bunny gang rape” paintings in a Manhattan gallery in 1997. Notable collectors including, Charles Saatchi and Agnes Gund, were quick to acquire these works and Brown’s career was launched.

Look closely and you will find all kinds of creatures hidden in the foliage painted with Brown’s lush brushwork. What you will find is often a playful lesson in the ways of the birds, bees, and bunnies. Don’t miss it!!!

Please follow this link to a wonderful YouTube video of Cecily discussing her works...