Dana Schutz, Swimming, Smoking, Crying, 2009. Oil on canvas, 45 x 48 in.
One of America’s most imaginative painters, Dana Schutz is celebrated in a new monograph covering 10 years of her fantastical works. Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels, which was published by the Neuberger Museum of Art and Prestel in 2011, 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 subjects for the reinvention of art.