• Installation view of Jutta Koether's paintings at Lévy Gorvy New York

    Installation view, Jutta Koether: 4 the Team, Lévy Gorvy New York, February 27–April 18, 2020. Artwork © Jutta Koether. Photo: Dario Lasagni

  • Installation view of Jutta Koether's paintings at Lévy Gorvy New York

    Installation view, Jutta Koether: 4 the Team, Lévy Gorvy New York, February 27–April 18, 2020. Artwork © Jutta Koether. Photo: Dario Lasagni

  • Installation view of Jutta Koether's paintings at Lévy Gorvy New York

    Installation view, Jutta Koether: 4 the Team, Lévy Gorvy New York, February 27–April 18, 2020. Artwork © Jutta Koether. Photo: Dario Lasagni

  • Installation view of Jutta Koether's paintings at Lévy Gorvy New York

    Installation view, Jutta Koether: 4 the Team, Lévy Gorvy New York, February 27–April 18, 2020. Artwork © Jutta Koether. Photo: Dario Lasagni

  • Installation view of Jutta Koether's paintings at Lévy Gorvy New York

    Installation view, Jutta Koether: 4 the Team, Lévy Gorvy New York, February 27–April 18, 2020. Artwork © Jutta Koether. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Jutta Koether: 4 the TeamExhibition

New York
February 27 - April 18, 2020

*For the health and well-being of our clients, visitors, and team, Jutta Koether: 4 the Team will be closed temporarily.

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Jutta Koether: 4 the Team

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce its debut exhibition of Jutta Koether. Spanning all three floors of the gallery’s landmark building at 909 Madison Avenue, the exhibition features new paintings alongside a selection of key canvases from the early 1980s to 1990. Departing from the question of what it means to paint, and to continue painting, in the present moment, Koether adopts a fluid authorial position. Mining the discourses of appropriation that shaped Cologne culture in the ’80s, as well as those that she encountered when she moved to New York in 1991, she makes them her own, constructing an eclectic artistic genealogy that runs from early-modern perspective painting through Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, and Surrealism. She layers these allusions with a recurring repertoire of motifs, including pixelated grids, vibrant red paint, and unfurling ribbons. The meaning of these tropes is insistent but elusive, at once historically layered and negotiated anew by each viewer who encounters Koether’s canvases. Engaging with both the medium’s past and its unfolding present, Koether foregrounds affect, asynchrony, and dissonance, clearing a new and distinctly contemporary space for painting.

Selected Works

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Koethered (4 the Team)
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    7/8 3/4 x 59 1/16 inches
    (200 x 150 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    100% (Portrait Robert Johnson)
    1990
    Oil on canvas
    Two panels, each 59 1/16 x 27 9/16 inches
    (150 x 70 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Pink Ladies 3
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    63 x 82 11/16 inches
    (160 x 210 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Holding 3
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    51 3/16 x 31 1/2 inches
    (130 x 80 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Dürered (4 Women)
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    78 3/4 x 59 1/16 inches
    (200 x 150 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Untitled
    1984
    Oil on canvas
    21 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches
    (55 x 35 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Neue Frau
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    133 7/8 x 82 11/16 inches
    (340 x 210 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Untitled
    1983
    Oil on canvas
    9 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches
    (24 x 18.5 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Neuer Mann
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    133 7/8 x 82 11/16 inches
    (340 x 210 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Some Esoteric Sipping
    1986
    Oil on canvas
    15 3/4 x 11 13/16 inches (40 x 30 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Pink Ladies 3
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    63 x 82 11/16 inches
    (160 x 210 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Untitled
    1983
    Oil on canvas
    11 13/16 x 9 7/16 inches (30 x 24 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Lespugued Leigh (4 Lucian)
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    78 3/4 x 59 1/16 inches
    (200 x 150 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Holding 6
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    51 3/16 x 31 1/2 inches
    (130 x 80 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Jane Bowles
    1983
    Oil on canvas
    10 1/16 x 10 1/16 inches (25.5 x 25.5 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Holding 4
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    51 3/16 x 31 1/2 inches
    (130 x 80 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Edie
    1983
    Oil on canvas
    10 1/16 x 10 1/16 inches
    (25.5 x 25.5 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Untitled
    1987
    Oil on canvas
    9 13/16 x 70 7/8 inches (25 x 180 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Max Ernst
    1983
    Oil on canvas
    11 13/16 x 9 7/16 inches (30 x 24 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Untitled
    1983
    Oil on canvas
    21 7/8 x 17 15/16 inches (55.5 x 45.5 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Croisset
    1985
    Oil on canvas
    14 x 14 inches
    (35.5 x 35.5 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Systems rattle - excellent is bloom...
    1986
    Oil on canvas
    59 1/16 x 15 3/4 inches (150 x 40 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Some Esoteric Sipping
    1986
    Oil on canvas
    15 3/4 x 11 13/16 inches (40 x 30 cm)
    © Jutta Koether. Courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Galerie Buchholz

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  • Painting by Jutta Koether

    Jutta Koether
    Holding 5
    2019
    Oil on canvas
    51 3/16 x 31 1/2 inches
    (130 x 80 cm)
    © Jutta Koether

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Selected Press

Art in America | Jutta Koether's Paintings Are Clever and Achingly Cool—But Can They Do More?

May 1, 2020

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ArtFuse | Jutta Koether: 4 the Team at Lévy Gorvy, New York

April 20, 2020

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Art Agenda | Jutta Koether’s “4 the Team”

April 7, 2020

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The Brooklyn Rail | Jutta Koether: 4 the Team

April 7, 2020

Jutta Koether inscribes herself in a grand German Expressionist tradition, one expansive enough to include …

The New Yorker | Jutta Koether

April 6, 2020

For her first show at the Lévy Gorvy gallery, now online only, this influential German painter, who …

Frieze Magazine | Jutta Koether Turns Herself Into a Verb

March 25, 2020

At Lévy Gorvy, New York, the painter reinscribes the female gaze into art history

The Thinker Magazine | Jutta Koether

March 4, 2020

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce its debut exhibition of Jutta Koether. Spanning all three floors of …

GalleriesNow | Jutta Koether: 4 the Team

March 4, 2020

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