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Cecily Brown (b. 1969, London) is one of the most celebrated artists working in painting today. Brown draws from the compositional structure, historical motifs, and virtuosic brushwork of master painters across a diverse range of genres. Using a palette ranging from bright hues to deep blacks, her works obscure singular readings as their compositions break down into restless, anfractuous, and elusive activity. Recent notable one-person exhibitions include “Based on a True Story,” Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2010); “Rehearsal,” The Drawing Center, New York (2016); “If Paradise Were Half as Nice,” Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2018); “Where, When, How Often and with Whom” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2018); and a major exhibition of new paintings hung at Blenheim Palace, UK (2020–2021). Her work is included in public collections such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Louisiana Museum, Denmark; the National Gallery of Norway, Oslo; the Tate Gallery, London; Glenstone Museum, Potomac; and the Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris.