Daily Dose Pick: Dana Schutz

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One of America’s most inventive and imaginative painters, Dana Schutz is celebrated in a new monograph covering eight years of her fantastical works.

The self-titled book explores the artist’s vibrant palette and expressive brushwork, with which she brings imaginary self-eaters and cannibalizing characters to life in her allegorical canvases. Creepy and comical, its pages are filled with headless dogs and decomposing figures that become metaphors for the human condition and fascinating subjects for the reinvention of art.

Visit Schutz’s gallery page, read an interview with the artist, watch a video of her 2009 show at Zach Feuer Gallery, and buy the book

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Dana Schutz, Thinker, 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 95.25 x 76 inches, Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Speech, 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 90.25 x 80.5 inches, Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Signing, 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80.25 x 90.25 inches, Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Worship Channel

Dana Schutz, Man Eating Chicken, 2008, oil paint on canvas, 65 5/6 x 75 1/8, " Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, How we cured the plague, 2007, oil on canvas, 120" x 144," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Abstract Model, 2007, oil on canvas and velvet, 25" x 22," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, How we would drive, 2007, oil on canvas, 76" x 78," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, How we would give birth, 2007, oil on canvas, 60" x 72," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Google, 2006, oil on canvas, 72" x 72," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, The Here and Now, 2006, oil on canvas, 78" x 72," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Fanatics, 2005, oil on canvas, 90" x 96" x 1 1/2," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Poisoned Man, 2005, oil on canvas, 25" x 22," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Twin Parts, 2004, oil on canvas, 78" x72," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Face Eater, 2004, oil on canvas, 23" x 18," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, The Gathering, 2002, oil on canvas, 50" x 54," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Frank at Night, 2002, oil on canvas, 32" x 36," Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Dana Schutz, Untitled Sculpture, 2001, oil on canvas, Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery, New York