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Thomas Schütte: Bronzefrau Nr. 5, Modell


Bronzefrau Nr. 5, Modell
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Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner


2014 New Museum Spring Gala Edition

Thomas Schütte (b. 1954 in Oldenburg, Germany) is one of the leading artists of his generation. Working across a variety of mediums, he creates powerfully expressive figurative forms that explore the human condition and material experimentation. Schütte’s Bronzefrau is from the artist’s singular series of contorted female figures, which originated as 120 clay sketches that explore the female figure by squeezing, cutting, rolling, and pounding the material. The form fluctuates between being playfully abstract and brutally assaulting, capturing a physical as well as an emotional metamorphosis. Bronzefrau suggests a dialogue with the history of figurative sculpture, particularly Maillol and Matisse, yet Schütte’s “Frauen” also stand apart in a world of their own, defying classification.


Thomas Schütte, Bronzefrau Nr. 5, Modell, 2013
Patinated bronze, on steel base
Bronze: 8 ½ x 8 ¾ x 13 ½ in (21.5 × 22 × 34 cm)
Base: 47 ¼ x 12 × 17 in (120 × 30 × 43 cm)
Editon of 20 for New Museum, plus 6 AP for the artist
Incised at bottom with TS, edition number, date

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