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  • Literature

    J. Heynen, J. Lingwood & A. Vettese (eds.), Thomas Schütte, London 1998 (another example illustrated, pp. 26-27 and 95).

  • Catalogue Essay

    The closely cropped figures in United Enemies, A Play in Ten Scenes are based on small-scale macquettes that Schütte created out of Firmo poymer modelling clay, dressed in various fabrics, and bound together with cord before photographing each pair and adding a single white dot of ink to the iris of each eye. In doing so, Schütte not only creates a primary example of how printmaking and sculpture inform one another throughout his work, but also explores the complexity of human relations and the encounters between both friends and foes.


United Enemies, A Play in Ten Scenes: one plate

Offset lithograph in colours with hand-colouring in white, on high gloss paper, with full margins,
I. 63.8 x 94.5 cm (25 1/8 x 37 1/4 in.)
S. 69 x 98.5 cm (27 1/8 x 38 3/4 in.)

signed, dated '1994' and annotated 'AP' in black ball-point pen (an artist's proof, the edition was 35), published by Yves Gevaert Éditeur, Brussels, framed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,250

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