b. 1969
  • England
Turnover 2023
$USD 26.946.069
Record Sale
$USD 33.407.149

Brown’s artistic journey began at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where she honed her skills and began to experiment with her unique style. Throughout the 1990s, her work gained increasing recognition for its remarkable fusion of vivid brushwork, bold color palettes, and explorations of sensuality and human form. In 1997, seeking new horizons, Brown relocated to New York City, a move that further fueled her creative evolution. Her paintings began to delve into themes of desire, eroticism, and the complexities of human relationships. This marked the emergence of her signature approach, which masterfully intertwined elements of abstraction and representation, inviting viewers into a world of layered emotions and vibrant visual narratives.

As the early 2000s unfolded, Brown’s paintings continued to evolve, growing in complexity and depth. In 2003, a pivotal moment arrived when the prestigious Gagosian Gallery began representing her, catapulting her into the forefront of the contemporary art scene. Throughout her career, Brown’s work has graced major galleries and museums across the globe, solidifying her status as a trailblazing figure in contemporary painting. Her canvases provoke thought and conversation, challenging traditional artistic boundaries while retaining a deep connection to art historical roots. In 2017, the Museum of

Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), hosted a retrospective titled “Cecily Brown: Rehearsal,” a testament to the breadth and evolution of her artistic contributions. Cecily Brown’s impact on the art world transcends boundaries. Her ability to infuse movement, emotion, and sensuality into her work has garnered both critical acclaim and a dedicated following. As she continues to paint and innovate, her legacy as a pioneering artist remains secure, reshaping how abstraction and figuration can coalesce to create captivating and compelling visual experiences.


Record Sale

Cecily BROWN (1969)
“Suddenly Last Summer” (1999)

Lot # 43
254 x 280 cm
Hammer price: $ 5,800,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 6,776,200
Estimate: $ 1,800,000 – $ 2,500,000
Contemporary Art Evening Sale
16 may 2018
New York NY, United States.

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