Carnival and Lent Puzzle

Painter Cecily Brown applies her abstractions to a limited-edition jigsaw puzzle


British artist Cecily Brown—known for oil paintings full of ribald energy depicted through frenzied brush strokes—turns to a less traditional medium with her new puzzle edition. The recently-released 672-piece jigsaw of her 2008 large-scale “Carnival and Lent” painting makes the perfect lazy day activity.


With just 230 made—30 of them signed by Brown—the mind-bender makes an ideal addition to any avid puzzle or art collector’s anthology. It sells from Artware or the Gagosian Gallery for $150 (or $500 for the signed edition).