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Glenn Brown
Come to Dust

Glenn Brown: Come to Dust is available for online reading from April 28 through May 27 as part of Artist Spotlight: Glenn Brown. The book documents a 2018 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, which featured oil paintings, drawings in period frames, grisaille panel works, etchings, and sculptures that attest to the ever-intensifying dexterity with which Brown employs paint, content, and form. A text by author Hari Kunzru and a conversation between Brown and curator Xavier Bray offer insight into the artist’s work.

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Glenn Brown: Come to Dust (London: Gagosian, 2018)

Glenn Brown: Come to Dust (London: Gagosian, 2018)

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Mining art history and popular culture, Glenn Brown has created an artistic language that refuses categorization, combining a wide range of periods from art history through reference, appropriation, and precise attention to detail. His mannerist impulses stem from a desire to breathe new life into past images; they are treasuries of raw material, offering countless images, titles, and techniques to be combined and deconstructed, producing complex and sensuous works of art that are resolutely of our time.

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Still from “Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts.”


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In this video Glenn Brown discusses the thought process behind his exhibition Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts, which was on view at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 2018. Curated by the artist, together with Laing chief curator Julie Milne, the show featured new works by Brown exhibited alongside paintings and sculptures from the museum’s collection.

Still from “Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts.”

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