Zwirner & Wirth, New York Acquired from the above by David Teiger in 2002
"Schütte's drawings, whether rendered in ink or in watercolor, express an almost cartoonlike humility and an economy of means that belie both their gravitas and their poetic invocation of the existential dilemmas of being human."
Jarla Partilager, ‘What is to be done?’ in: Jarla Partilager, Ed., Thomas Schütte, p. 6.
The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate.
This work is in very condition. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board in numerous places and undulates slightly. The upper edge is perforated. Extremely close inspection reveals a minute nick and dog ear to the lower right hand corner tip and a few minute nicks towards the lower left edge.
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