Thomas Schütte - Contemporary Art Day London Friday, February 12, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Thomas Schütte: One Man Houses, 12 May - 2 July 2005

  • Catalogue Essay

    The work of Thomas Schütte is characterised by experimentation with a variety of media and ranges from installations, construction, sculpture, architectural models to painting, drawings, graphic works and watercolours. From the beginning of his career, Schütte has considered sculpture through varied strategies, experimenting with scale, material and genre. The present lots stem from architectural models that form part of Schütte’s oeuvre from the 1980s, and which surfaced again in the series of five scalemodel houses shown at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York in 2005. This new series of sculptural houses and associated design works, to which these two lots belong, were intended to promote the idea of ‘useable architecture’. They were designed for the useful organisation of living and represent the application of Schütte’s concept of sculpture as an architectural model and as an art form intended for practical use.


Chair with Foot Rest

Wood, in two parts.
Chair: 120 × 76 × 70 cm (47 1/4 × 30 × 27 5/8 in). Foot rest: 33.3 × 45.5 × 45.5 cm (13 1/8 × 18 × 18 in).
This work is from an edition of twelve and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £15,000

Contemporary Art Day

13 Feb 2010