Dana Schutz - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "Still lives become personified, portraits become events, and landscapes become constructions. I embrace the area between which the subject is composed and decomposing, formed and formless, inanimate and alive.. In my work, I imagine a place, a moment, a fictional situation, which meshes the premise of a practical situation with the absurd."
    —Dana Schutz
    Dana Schutz’s playful red poppies see the artist bring her distinctive lyrical brushwork and absurdist, multi-focal compositions to a floral array. Red Flowers personifies its titular subjects as the two blossoms seemingly burst from the canvas. Schutz has proved herself to be a generation-defining artist whose work has transformed contemporary painting. Ultra-imaginative and nearly hallucinatory, the present work shakes up the traditional still life in a manner only to be expected of Dana Schutz.

    • Provenance

      Private Collection (gifted by the artist)
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


Red Flowers

signed, dedicated and dated "To Jessica and Jon Congratulations on your wedding! Love, Dana Dana Schutz 2003" on the reverse
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Painted in 2003.

Full Cataloguing

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $107,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022