Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
Brown, Cecily (b. 1969)
The Battle Between Carnival and Lent (after Bruegel).

New York: Two Palms Press for Downtown for Democracy, 2017.

Archival pigment print on Hahnemüle paper, full margins, signed, dated and numbered 71/100 in pencil, lower right, 18 x 24 in. (sheet).

According to the artist, "The Battle between Carnival and Lent is a depiction of greed and foolishness, hypocrisy, falseness, idiotic excess and mockery. That is why it seemed a fitting image for these times. But the image also contains a liveliness and wit that makes it impossible to despair. The image is a copy of Pieter Breugel's painting of the same name--it shows the contrast of virtue and vice; self-denial versus self-indulgence and the folly of both."