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Enticing

2004
(British, b. 1959)
Sheet: 102 x 72 cm (40 3/16 x 28 3/8 in.)
© Courtesy of the Artist and Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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Old postcards and photographs serve as points of reference for Cook’s drawings of theaters that combine a painterly surface with a photographic aesthetic. The upper portion of Enticing suggests the interior of a Baroque theater with forms that resemble extravagant chandeliers and balconies. The foreground is a shimmering, fluid surface evocative of pooling water. The contrast between the representational and the abstract passages of the composition reflects Cook’s interest in both real and surreal imagery.
Enticing

Enticing

2004

Christopher Cook

(British, b. 1959)
England, 21st century

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