Dana Schutz, ‘Hand’, 2004, Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“I don’t write out stories, in the way a writer would; the situations are very loose. I never want the viewer to have to know the whole story to “get” the painting." Dana Schutz
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: signed and dated "Dana Schutz 2004" on the reverse

New York, Zach Feuer (LFL Gallery), Dana Schutz: Panic, November 8 - December 11, 2004
Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home, March 19 - June 27, 2005
SITE Santa Fe, Dana Schutz, September 23 - December 26, 2005
Waltham, Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Dana Schutz: Paintings 2002-2005, January 18- April 9, 2006, p. 51 (illustrated)
Contemporary Arts Museum St. Louis, Cryptic, May 20 - August 14, 2011
New York, National Academy Museum & School, Annual 2014: Redefining Tradition, June 9 - September 7, 2014

Eleanor Heartney, "Dana Schutz at Zach Feuer (LFL)", Art in America, June/July 2005
Cate McQuaid, "Hot Tones, Cool Eye", The Boston Globe, January 17, 2006
Denise Taylor, "Rose Art Museum Showcases a Rising Star", The Boston Globe, January 26, 2006, p.8
Jonathan Safran Foer & Barry Schwabsky, Dana Schutz, New York, 2010, pp. 68-69 (illustrated)

Zach Feuer (LFL Gallery), New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 2004

About Dana Schutz

An art star before she was 30, Dana Schutz is well known for her 2005 work The Presentation, a large-scale, James Ensor-like painting of spectators at a surgery that is in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)'s permanent collection. Her exuberant canvases depict grotesque, comic figures in acts of creativity or violence and frequently begin from imaginative premises, as in her "Self Eaters" (2004) or "Tourette's" series (2010). With vibrant use of subject, form, and color, Schutz's works variously recall artists like Philip Guston, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, and Kees van Dongen.

American, b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan, based in Brooklyn, New York

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New York, NY, United States,
The 2017 Whitney Biennial