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Glenn Brown

Des Moines Art Center, Iowa


‘Glenn Brown’ is the first US, one-person, survey exhibition of the London-based painter. Reproductions of canonical paintings culled from art history books, magazines, and the Internet are the sources of Brown’s imagery. He borrows from old masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, as well as from contemporary artists such as Frank Auerbach and Willem de Kooning. Through these, he quotes painting’s traditional subjects and techniques, of which many are outdated, and makes them fresh and new. By reaching back into art history, Brown plays with our ideas of what art is, while simultaneously looking to the future of painting. Read more.

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