Blond Angel

Creation date
oil on canvas
16 in. (diameter) x 5/8 in.
Credit line
Gift of Ann M. and Chris Stack, acquired through Art for Today 2002, an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Art Society
Accession number
Not Currently On View

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.
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