John Currin, Thanksgiving, 2003

The painting was completed when Currin’s wife, the artist Rachel Feinstein, was pregnant. Currin says “The funny thing is that the painting took me exactly nine months to finish, and the painting turned into an allegory of Rachel’s pregnancy. Certain kinds of paintings were on my mind at the time – Dutch genre paintings, Velázquez’s bodegones – but as soon as I began, it became more about Rachel, and she posed for the figures a lot.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

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