Dana Schutz

Dana Schutz - surface and surfaceWe ran a competition for BLOW photo magazine last month and the winner chose Dana Schutz’s ‘The Sneeze’ as their favorite portrait.

‘Sneeze does everything a portrait shouldn’t: contorted and unflattering, Schutz sets up the serene stillness of memento just to interrupt it with high-velocity drool and repulsive gobs of snot. It’s a comic take on painting that’s just fundamentally wrong. More akin to an unfortunate photographic snapshot than honoured art tradition, Schutz uses her medium to embellish the horror of embarrassment, exaggerating a moment of inopportune affliction to a permanent monument of public ridicule.’ The Saatchi Gallery

More of her work below. WARNING, pretty gruesome birthing image at the end of the post.

www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/dana_schutz

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4 comments
  1. What’s the last one – looks like a laser beam cutting him up? Maybe James Bond not talking his way out of things in Goldfinger?

    • Mark said:

      Looks like some sort of public biopsy, very strange anyway

  2. HA!

  3. Reblogged this on Fathisaffar.

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