Internationally recognized New York based painter Cecily Brown (b. 1969) explores the breadth of human experience in her tactile oil paintings. Extensive full-page color reproductions of Brown s latest paintings and their installation at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2015), are complemented by a thoughtful essay on the artist s career by critic, educator and curator Terry R. Myers in this elegant volume. Broadly inspired by the history of painting from Rubens and Veronese to the muscular expressionism of Willem de Kooning Brown s personal vision transcends classical notions of genre and narrative, freeing subject matter from its original context and positioning it within a new aesthetic reality. Internationally collected by institutions including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Tate Modern, London, among many others.