Carroll Dunham


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Carroll Dunham was born in New Haven in 1949. Working since the late 1970s in painting, drawing, and printmaking, Dunham is known for a conceptual approach, which has included aspects of abstraction and representation. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including a mid-career retrospective at the New Museum, New York, as well as group exhibitions at institutions in the United States and abroad. His writings have appeared in Artforum, Bomb, The Journal, and numerous artist catalogs. His work is included in a number of public collections. He lives and works in New York and Connecticut.

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November 23rd, 2017

Great Painter Amy Sillman reviews Great Painter Carroll Dunham!

Amy Sillman reviews our fall book Into Words: The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham in the newest issue of Bookforum (Jan/Dec)! Calls it weird, dirty, and productive! Buy INTO WORDS 40% off this holiday for yourself/friends/fam!... more

November 21st, 2017

Badlands Holiday Sale Begins! Support Independent Publishing!

Badlands Holiday Sale starts today Tuesday November 21st and goes until Thursday December 14th. Works like the infamous New Proverbs protest signs, New No's posters, and Teresa Chan's follow up to her knitted Jabba the Trump Doll: Bitcoin pillows are available for 25% off. Books including the New Lo... more

November 21st, 2017

Paul Chan & Carroll Dunham in Conversation at the New Museum Saturday 12/2

Paul Chan & Carroll Dunham will be in conversation this Saturday December 2nd, 5pm, at the New Museum as part of the series Who’s Afraid of the New Now?: 40 Artists in Dialogue. Tickets only $5! Copies of Carroll's book Into Words will be available for sale at the New Museum store. Buy tickets h... more

November 20th, 2017

Carroll Dunham's "Into Words" Reviewed in The New Yorker

Carroll Dunham's Into Words was chosen by Andrea K. Scott as part of The New Yorker's "What We're Reading This Week" column. Scott writes of Dunham: "He distilled years of hard thinking into thicket-clearing prose on subjects ranging from Robert Rauschenberg’s game-changing “Combines” to the late pa... more

November 4th, 2017

Interview Magazine on Carroll & Lena's "Strange Days" Screening

Interview writer Scout Sabo attended last Thursday's special screening of Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days with Carroll and Lena Dunham at Metrograph. The Dunhams introduced the film then did a short Q&A following the screening discussing the film's contemporary resonances as well as Carroll's new... more

October 31st, 2017

"Strange Days" Metrograph Screening with Carroll & Lena Dunham Thursday 11/2

At Metrograph this Thursday November 2nd at 7PM, Carroll & Lena Dunham will screen a favorite film of theirs, Kathryn Bigelow's 1995 futuristic thriller Strange Days. There will also be a Q&A with Lena & Carroll along with a book signing for Carroll's new book, Into Words. More info abou... more

October 18th, 2017

Carroll Dunham Interviewed by Matthew Weinstein for BOMB Magazine

Carroll Dunham has been interviewed by Matthew Weinstein for BOMB Magazine about being an artist and a writer. Dunham says about art writing: "It's so much worse than being alone in my studio. But you can do it. It's really a matter of putting words on a page, and then rereading it and fixing what's... more

September 19th, 2017

Badlands at NYABF 2017

Badlands is pleased to participate in the 2017 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 (Booth M03, Ground Floor). This year, Badlands will premiere our first installation: a not-so-faithful replica of Y.P. 99¢ & UP, the retail store we operate in the Lower East Side. Like Y.P., you'll be able to buy ... more

September 5th, 2017

Carroll Dunham's Into Words Reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Badlands' upcoming fall title, Carroll Dunham's first collection of selected writings, Into Words, was recently given a great advance review by Publishers Weekly marking the first time a Badlands title has been reviewed by the publication. PW writes: "This enjoyable and wildly eclectic selection of ... more