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Cecily Brown

Shipwreck drawings

Cecily Brown: Shipwreck drawings

This is an exhibition of a extraordinary series of drawings by Cecily Brown, of wrecked ships and their passengers. Brown’s practice of painterly interrogation of an existing image, here takes on one of the most celebrated paintings in the world; Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. Also taking inspiration from other Old Masters, notably Delacroix, Brown re-examines human presence, figuration and representations of maritime tragedy throughout history.

17 November – 15 April 2018

Event: Cecily Brown in conversation

Thursday 16 November, 5-6pm
Free, no need to book

Cecily Brown and Senior Curator Sam Lackey will discuss her this new series of Shipwreck drawings, exploring Brown’s use of source images for her paintings – which in this case includes the much feted painting Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa.


Image: Cecily Brown, Shipwreck drawings, Courtesy Thomas Dane Limited