• Painting by Jutta Koether. "Starry Night II," 1988.

    Jutta Koether. Starry Night II, 1988. Oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 37 3/8 inches (75 x 95 cm). © Jutta Koether.

Jutta Koether

Jutta Koether

Born in Cologne in 1958, Jutta Koether studied art and philosophy at the University of Cologne and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In 1980, she joined the editorial staff of the music and art journal Spex. She has also written for such publications as Eau de CologneArtforumTexte zur Kunst, and Flash Art. She is the author of several books, including f. (1987), which was translated into English and republished by Sternberg Press in 2015. Her work is marked by multiple collaborations, including her participation in the collective Reena Spaulings, and her musical performances with Rita Ackerman, Tony Conrad, Kim Gordon, John Miller, Steven Parrino, and Tom Verlaine.

Solo shows of her work have been held at Museum Brandhorst, Munich; Mudam Luxembourg; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Galerie Buchholz Berlin and Cologne; as well as Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, among other venues.

Koether’s work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Saatchi Gallery, London; and Museum Brandhorst, Munich, among others.

Since 2010, Koether has been Professor for Painting and Drawing at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. Since the mid-1990s, she has held visiting professorships and lectureships at Berlin University of the Arts; Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Cooper Union School of Art, New York; Columbia University, New York; School of Visual Arts, New York; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; and Yale University, New Haven.

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Selected Works

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether, "First Class Road," 1986.

    Jutta Koether.
    First Class Road,
    1986.
    Oil on canvas,
    14 paintings, overall dimensions:
    39 3/8 x 57 inches (100 x 145 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether, "Formula Won Balthus, PdF #3," 2016.

    Jutta Koether.
    Formula Won Balthus, PdF #3,
    2016.
    Oil on canvas,
    35 7/16 x 98 7/16 inches (190 x 250 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether. "Mède," 1992.

    Jutta Koether.
    Mède,
    1992.
    Oil on canvas,
    98 7/16 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether. "Berliner Schlüssel #11," 2010.

    Jutta Koether.
    Berliner Schlüssel #11,
    2010.
    Acrylic on canvas,
    86 5/8 x 66 1/2 inches (220 x 169 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether. "Brooklyn Boogie," 2015.

    Jutta Koether.
    Brooklyn Boogie,
    2015.
    Acrylic on canvas and wooden boxes,
    35 pieces, each:
    11 13/16 x 11 13/16 inches (30 x 30 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether. "Bitches Brew," 2010.

    Jutta Koether.
    Bitches Brew,
    2010.
    Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, applied materials, and liquid glass,
    36 x 44 inches (91.4 x 111.8 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.
    Courtesy, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether. "Unganzheitssymbole: K (Hommage an Kenneth Anger)," 2004.

    Jutta Koether.
    Unganzheitssymbole: K (Hommage an Kenneth Anger),
    2004.
    Oil on canvas,
    19 11/16 x 15 3/4 inches (50 x 40 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Jutta Koether. "Blink (Hommage an Kim Gordon)," 2000.

    Jutta Koether.
    Blink (Hommage an Kim Gordon),
    2000.
    Acrylic, metallic ink, and wool on canvas,
    15 3/4 x 14 inches (40 x 35.5 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether. "Starry Night II," 1988.

    Jutta Koether.
    Starry Night II,
    1988.
    Oil on canvas,
    29 1/2 x 37 3/8 inches (75 x 95 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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  • Jutta Koether.
    ganz (100% Malerei – Niemand Ist Eine Frau),
    1991.
    Oil on canvas,
    98 7/16 x 78 3/4 inches (250 x 200 cm).
    © Jutta Koether.

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Other Exhibitions

Selected Press

Artforum | MoMA Organizes Exhibition on Just Above Midtown Gallery, Lévy Gorvy to Represent Jutta Koether, and More

May 3, 2019

Lévy Gorvy now represents German artist Jutta Koether in the United States. The gallery will present …

Artdaily | Lévy Gorvy to represent Jutta Koether in the U.S.

May 1, 2019

Lévy Gorvy announced the gallery’s representation of German artist Jutta Koether in the United States. …

ArtNews | Jutta Koether Is Headed to Lévy Gorvy

April 30, 2019

“We are inspired by Jutta Koether’s unique approach to painting,” Dominique Lévy said in a release. …

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