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The Pink Tree, 1999

John Currin, American, b. Boulder, Colorado, 1962

Oil on linen, 78 1/16 x 48 1/16 in. (198.2 x 122.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2000

Accession Number: 00.5

Provenance:
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, to 28 April 2000
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2000.

Exhibition History:
C & M ARTS, New York. "Naked Since 1950," 11 October-8 December 2001, no. 34, ill.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago. "John Currin," 3 May-24 August 2003, p. 91 & cover ill. TOUR: SERPENTINE GALLERY, London, September-November; WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, 20 November-22 February 2004, ill. p. 6 (brochure).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.

Published References:
KIRBY, DAVID. "Beauty & the Bimbo," Art News 99/5 (May 2000), p. 202.
SEWARD, KEITH. "Currin's Nudes," Parkett 65 (2002), p. 19.
BERENS, JESSICA. "We Are Not a Muse," Observer Magazine (31 August 2003), p. 18.
LUBBOCK, TOM. "Borrowed and Blue," The Independent Review (9 September 2003), p. 15.
RENTON, ANDREW. "In Love with Beauty," Evening Star (9 September 2003), p. 66.
CUMMING, ROBERT and MICHAEL PALIN. "John Currin," Art Review (November 2003), p. 101.
CURTIS, RICHARD, director. Bridget Jones' Diary: The Edge of Reason, painting filmed in the movie in 2003.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Contemporary