Amy Cutler, ‘Siberian Jackfruit’, 2007, Sotheby's

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The Triumph of Painting: The Steven & Ann Ames Collection

Signature: signed and dated 2007 on the reverse

New York, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, Amy Cutler Recent Works, March - April 2007, illustrated in color

Laura Steward & Aimee Bender, Eds., Amy Cutler Turtle Fur, Berlin 2011, pp. 66 & 69, illustrated in color

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

About Amy Cutler

In her spare, exquisitely detailed prints and gauche on paper paintings, Amy Cutler draws from the media, popular culture, fairytales, and her own experiences to convey the complexities of womanhood. At once autobiographical and universal, Cutler’s works are sweet and dark—delicately rendered, whimsical parables illustrating the deleterious effects of the unrealistic expectations that cultures impose on women. Referring to the impossible definitions of femininity by which we are constantly assailed, Cutler says, “Contemporary culture is entirely rife with magic and folklore.” A sense of magic infuses all of her works, in which women engage in strange, enigmatic, and often useless tasks against white backgrounds—mending gashes in tigers, pulling buildings with their long braids, flattening each other with irons. If this is a woman’s work, Cutler suggests, may it never be done.

American, b. 1974, Poughkeepsie, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York