Cecily Brown
Cecily Brown, a New York-based British painter whose solo show opens at the MFA in Boston on October 18, stands here before one of her works, "Au'jourdhui Rose." (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff) Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Encouraging people to stare made Cecily Brown a star

By Ken Johnson
Globe Staff / October 18, 2006

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In the 1990s, Cecily Brown was a struggling young New York artist waiting tables to make ends meet. By the year 2000 she was a star, and her voluptuous, semi-abstract, semi-pornographic paintings were the talk of the town. She was showing at Gagosian Gallery , she was collected by Elton John and Michael Ovitz, she was a guest on ``The ... (Full article: 977 words)

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