Mountain Group Jigsaw Puzzle & Pouch
Mountain Group—which features four depictions of the artist herself—is currently the centerpiece of a major Schutz retrospective currently on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. It was the largest work in a 2019 solo exhibition at Petzel Gallery that the New York Times heralded as possibly her best work to date, citing the strength of her protagonists and masterful thick layering of paint. Such elements are key to Schutz’s practice, and a large part of why she has been renowned by critics and fellow artists for more than two decades.
Schutz frequently depicts scenarios from an invented reality. It is populated by figures that participate in violent and creative activities, as well as impossible and contradictory situations. The artist’s fictional subjects, for example, have included people who can eat themselves, and imaginary births and deaths. Schutz draws influence from cubism and expressionism, as well as other movements of the 20th and 21st century—creating images that have an air of familiarity, while remaining entirely unique.
Dana Schutz's work frequently depicts scenarios from another reality, which is populated by figures that participate in violent and creative activities, as well as impossible and contradictory situations. The artist's fictional subjects have included: people who can eat themselves; a gravity fanatic; imaginary births and deaths; and public/private performers. Schutz draws influence from cubism and expressionism, as well as other movements of the 20th and 21st century—creating images that have an air of familiarity while remaining entirely unique.
Dana Schutz, born in 1976, is a painter, sculptor and printmaker. The artist studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute and received a masters at Columbia University in New York City in 2002.
Schutz first came to attention with her debut exhibition Frank from Observation; the show had a fictional premise—that Schutz was the last painter, and her work depicted the last subject, a person named “Frank."
Schutz's work has been shown both in New York City and internationally. The artist's work can be seen in the collections of: The Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York City; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Massachusetts; the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles in California; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland, Kansas; and the Tel Aviv Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel; among many others.
Dana Schutz has been making monotypes and etchings at Two Palms since 2012. The artist's etching series titled Strangers was recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.
Schutz lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
The celebrated American painter and sculptor Dana Schutz has reimagined her 2018 painting Mountain Group as a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle and pouch for Platform. In this limited-edition format — one inspired by her children — it is as much a collectible object as an interactive activity that allows the user to create the image for themselves.More
- Edition of 250
- This is a limited edition of only 250, exclusive to Platform.
- Each 1000-piece puzzle comes with an elegant double-face pouch that features Mountain Group on the interior and exterior.
- The puzzle and pouch come in a dark green linen-wrapped box, debossed with the artist's signature and cataloguing of this puzzle-as-artwork.
- Pre-orders will ship the week of November 27th.
- Due to the extremely limited number produced, all orders of this product are final sale.