Thomas Schütte

Thomas Schütte: Gloria in Memoria

Febuary 4, 1999 - June 13, 1999

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Thomas Schütte's "Gloria in Memoria" is the second installation in a three-part presentation. Part I, entitled "Scenewright" (September 24, 1998, through January 24, 1999), focused on issues relating to scenography and theater; Part III "In Medias Res"(September 1999 through March 2000) will concentrate on the motif of the human figure in his recent work.

 

Checklist

1. Monument für einen verschollenen Seemann
(Monument for a Lost Sailor)
, 1989
Wood, glass, and Plasticine
20 x 98 x 10¼ inches
Collection Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano
Donation Panza di Biumo

2. Boje (Buoy), 1989
Mixed media
12 inches high x 6 inches in diameter
Collection of the artist

3. Drawing for Alain Colas, 1989
Mixed media on paper
23½ x 31½ inches; framed 24½ x 32½ inches
Private Collection, Bern

4. Alain Colas, 1989
Wood, clay, polystyrene, paint
Head: 40 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 25½ inches
Palette (2): 5 7/8 x 47¼ x 31½ inches
Collection Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano
Donation Panza di Biumo

5. Athener Tagebuch (Athens Diary), 1984
Suite of 144 drawings
Ink and watercolor on paper
Each: 15½ x 11½; framed 23½ x 18¾ inches
Collection Van Abbe-Museum, Eindhoven

6. Self-Portrait as Candle Holder, 1998
Mixed media
58 inches high x 16 inches diameter
Collection of the artist

7. Mohr's Life, 1988
Mixed media
71 inches high, other dimensions variable
Collection Martine and Didier Guichard

8. Die Sammler (The Collectors), 1999
Mixed media
62 inches high, other dimensions variable
Galerie Nelson, Paris

9. Mein Grab (My Grave), 1981
Drawing:
Lacquer on paper
41½ x 38½ inches; framed 52 x 44¾ inches
Model:
Lacquer on wood
21 x 25½ x 10 inches
Collection of the artist

10. Kleiner Respekt (Small Respect), 1994
Fimo, plaster, wood
85¾ x 46¾ x 46¾ inches
BACOB Collection, Brussels

11. Wo ist Hitlers Grab? (Where is Hitler's Grave?), 1991
6 tables:
Wood, paint, ink
Each 36 x 79 x 55 inches
4 drawings:
Ink on paper
Each 19 x 27¼ inches; framed 28¼ x 40 inches
Sprengel Museum Hannover, on permanent loan from the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung

Translations

Drawing 1:
Where is Hitler's Grave?

Drawing 2:
52 Million

Drawing 3:
2nd World War
September 1, 1939—September 2, 1945 (Pacific)

6 Years
72 Months
312 Weeks
2184 Days
23,744 Dead

Every single hour a thousand people died

Drawing 4:
Table 1   524
Table 2   488
Table 3   574
Table 4   510
Table 5   606
Table 6   608
___________
           3,310

Approximately 100,000 tables are required

 
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