Dana Schutz: Adversaries (2019)

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Print: Full color digital archival print on Epson Hot Press Natural 330g/m2
Size: 610 x 508 mm (24 x 20 in)
Edition of 100
This work will come with a signed and numbered archival label adhered to the back of the print

Produced with the support of Kering, a global luxury group committed to the empowerment of women, this charitable limited-edition print is part of a portfolio celebrating Phaidon's Great Women Artists, the most extensive illustrated book on women artists ever published. The book tells the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years and reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a great diversity of voices. The Great Women Artists print portfolio offers collectors the opportunity to acquire affordable works by some of the most celebrated and sought-after women artists of our time, while contributing to a worthy cause. Proceeds will benefit Promundo, a leading organization in advancing gender equality, and preventing violence against women through the education of young boys. Acquire this print on its own, or collect the entire suite, which includes editions by six artists featured in the book—Cecily Brown, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher, Catherine Opie, Jenny Saville, and Dana Schutz—who have worked closely with Artspace, Phaidon, and Kering to contribute works exclusively for the Great Women Artists portfolio.

One of the most celebrated painters of her generation, Dana Schutz shapes fantastical and bizarre scenarios with bold swipes of the brush. Parallel worlds, grotesque creatures, and implausible action sequences become vehicles for color and expression. Schutz's paintings pose pictorial questions with humor and imagination, while nodding toward the art historical precedents of Max Beckmann and Maria Lassnig. "I'm never interested in the painting being a mirror to culture," the artist has explained. "I think that's really boring. What I'm interested in is painting as an affective space. The place where the hierarchies of the world can be rearranged within the space of a painting."

In 2002, fresh out of the Columbia MFA program, Schutz captured critical attention with a body of work devoted to a fictional "last man on earth,"painted as if from direct observation. But her real breakout came with a 2004 series exploring Self-Eaters, visceral renderings of grotesque beings devouring their own limbs and faces, which alluded darkly to Goya and to the act of recycling in contemporary painting. Recent works show figures disintegrating in more mysterious ways, with nods to Jasper Johns and Magritte. In the years that followed, Schutz has exhibited extensively, in both the United States and abroad. At the 2017 Whitney Biennial, the artist's painting Open Casket (2016), depicting the body of Emmett Till, stirred considerable backlash and controversy upon its unveiling.

Today, her works are held in the collections The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others. Her art has been included in important group exhibitions including Greater New York at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, The Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery, and After Nature at the New Museum. A nationally touring survey of her paintings, Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels, opened in the fall of 2011 at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York; the museum also awarded her the Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize.

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