Thomas Schütte, Watercolors
This book is a deeply personal exploration of our everyday selves, choreographed by one of our most important living artist.
Pairing a selection of recent watercolors from 2011 and 2012 by Thomas Schütte with a selection of previously unpublished poems written by Robert Walser in Bern between 1924 and 1933, the book is dedicated by the artist to gallerist Donald Young, who invited Schütte to participate in an exhibition dedicated to Walser in Chicago in 2012. Walser’s poems have been exhibited as artworks in the past, and the poet was fascinated by watercolors and the particular effect they have on the human eye. With these watercolors, Schütte not only has given us an extraordinary and moving selection of his own artwork but has paid tribute to Walser, who is one of his heroes.
This volume is published in the original German with new English translations of each Walser poem and with an introduction by dr. Reto Sorg, director of the Robert Walser Archives.
20 × 26.5 CM