Frame: 31 1/4 x 23 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches (79.4 x 60.3 x 3.8 cm)

Medium
Lutz Bacher
American

Lutz Bacher creates humorous interventions and installations from fragmentary photographs, texts, and videos that highlight society’s complicated relationship with images. A female artist who has been operating under a male pseudonym since the 1970s, Bacher uncovers ambiguous social codes and rules, questioning constructed identities by building art from cultural detritus and imperfect objects. Her oeuvre is disparate, making it difficult to parse a common thread; “Jokes” (1987–88) is a series of lewd or punny speech bubbles overlaid on images of celebrities or politicians, while the “Do You Love Me” (1994/2008–9) videos feature Bacher’s friends and gallerists being interviewed about Bacher as both a person and an artist. Her work explores issues of identity through a mix of personal and pop-cultural artifacts, and is marked by a subtle, tactful humor.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Open the KimonoGalerie Buchholz
2014
Gallery Weekend Berlin: LUTZ BACHERGalerie Buchholz
Lutz Bacher in x-rummetStatens Museum for Kunst
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Lutz Bacher
American

The Little People (White Hat), 2005

Polaroid Photograph
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Location
New York

Frame: 31 1/4 x 23 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches (79.4 x 60.3 x 3.8 cm)

Medium
Lutz Bacher
American

Lutz Bacher creates humorous interventions and installations from fragmentary photographs, texts, and videos that highlight society’s complicated relationship with images. A female artist who has been operating under a male pseudonym since the 1970s, Bacher uncovers ambiguous social codes and rules, questioning constructed identities by building art from cultural detritus and imperfect objects. Her oeuvre is disparate, making it difficult to parse a common thread; “Jokes” (1987–88) is a series of lewd or punny speech bubbles overlaid on images of celebrities or politicians, while the “Do You Love Me” (1994/2008–9) videos feature Bacher’s friends and gallerists being interviewed about Bacher as both a person and an artist. Her work explores issues of identity through a mix of personal and pop-cultural artifacts, and is marked by a subtle, tactful humor.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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