Blues Women

Thomas Schütte

Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10110


The prints on view in the Grace Building span the full range of Thomas Schütte’s graphic output, from the 1990s to the present. The most recent works on display depict four icons of American blues music: Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Mamie Smith, and Billie Holiday.

About Thomas Schütte
Thomas Schütte (b. 1954, Oldenburg, Germany) is among the most important contemporary artists of his generation.  He has been the subject of numerous solo museum exhibitions, including at the Monnaie de Paris (2019); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2019); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2016); Foundation Beyeler, Basel (2014); Serpentine Gallery, London (2012); Reina Sofa, Madrid (2010); and Dia Art Foundation, New York (1999.) In 2005, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, and in 2020/2021 he will be the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Schütte’s work is uncategorizable in a traditional sense, as he produces sculpture, drawing, prints, ceramics, and architecture across a vast range of materials and scales,  from small aluminum figures that are only a few centimeters tall to monumental steel, bronze and glass sculptures (such as the Model for a Hotel which he built in 2007 in London’s Trafalgar Square.)

Blues Women
Billie Holiday, 2018
Bessie Smith,
2018
Dinah Washington, 2018
Mamie Smith, 2018
Color etchings
Each 36 x 28 inches