ONE of the world’s most famous modern artists is bringing her work to Blenheim Palace in a show designed for the stately home.

British painter Cecily Brown will transform the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exhibition inspired by the home of the Duke of Marlborough.

The show, staged by the Blenheim Art Foundation, runs from September 17 to January 31.

Originally due to have taken place in April, the show features all new work created by the New York-based artist.

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Brown’s large-scale, sensual, semi-abstract artworks have cemented her as one of the most important painters of her generation. Inspired by the history of painting, she often reworks motifs and images from variety of painters such as Francisco de Goya, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon and Joan Mitchell, as well as Old Masters like Rubens and Poussin. In 2018 ‘Suddenly Last Summer’, which she painted in 1999, sold for $6.8m.

“The invitation to exhibit at Blenheim Palace seemed to me an invitation to look at Britain now. It was thrilling for me to make work with England as its subject,” she said.

“My work has always dealt with conflict and turbulence, both in content and in a physical way. I thought about an idealised vision of England and the contradiction between that and the reality of a nation in turmoil.”

Michael Frahm, director of Blenheim Art Foundation, said: “We are thrilled to announce Cecily Brown’s forthcoming exhibition at Blenheim.

“Cecily’s exhibition continues to push the boundaries of how contemporary art can be shown at a heritage site and will be a further new experience for our visitors. This will be Cecily’s first major UK show in 15 years and we are proud to showcase her brilliant work to British audiences."