Dana Schutz is active/lives in New York, Michigan. Dana Schutz is known for contemporary macabre narrative, distorted figure painting, open caskets.
Biography Dana Schutz
"White Artist's Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests,"
by Randy Kennedy, March 21, 2017,
The New York Times, Art & Design section.
The open-coffin photographs of the mutilated body of Emmett Till, the teenager who was lynched by two white men in Mississippi in 1955, served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement and have remained an open wound in American society since they were first published in Jet magazine and The Chicago Defender at the urging of Till’s mother.
The images’ continuing power, more than 60 years later, to speak about race and violence is being demonstrated once again in protests that have arisen online and at the newly opened Whitney Biennial ove
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