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Blond Angel

Currin, John (American, 1962-)


John Currin is one of the most highly original figural painters working today. His figures are inspired by a wide range of sources, from Old Master paintings to Norman Rockwell, often underpinned by a sense of humor rather than seriousness. Blond Angel depicts an idealized woman who is also somewhat unsettling, an arresting combination calculated to draw the viewer into a prolonged contemplation of her distinctive face.

Ann M. and Chris Stack, Indianapolis, Indiana; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2001.

Object Information

artist
Currin, John (American, 1962-)
creation date
2001
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
16 in. (diameter) x 5/8 in.
accession number
2001.382
credit line
Gift of Ann M. and Chris Stack, acquired through Art for Today 2002, an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Art Society
copyright
© John Currin
collection
Contemporary Art
colors