The first — and highly anticipated — monograph on one of the most influential painters of our time
Cecily Brown is a British-born, New York-based artist who rose to prominence in the late 1990s. Originally influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Brown has over the years developed her unique voice, which investigates the sensual qualities of oil paint through a process inspired both by abstraction and realism. Through a range of reference to old master paintings and popular culture, Brown's symbolic language, exuberant brushwork, rich palette, intense energy, and embrace of the erotic have boldly redefined some of painting's historical canons.
Courtney J. Martin is Director of the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.
Jason Rosenfeld is Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount College, New York.
Francine Prose is a novelist and critic based in New York.