Thomas Schütte Architectural Models 2006

Artwork details

Artist
Thomas Schütte born 1954
Title
Architectural Models
Architektur Modelle
Date 2006
Medium 28 etchings and nyloprints on paper
Dimensions Support: each 767 x 533 mm
Overall display dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2008
Reference
P79358
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This series of prints illustrates Schütte’s propositions for architectural projects between 1980 and 2006, providing a retrospective of this aspect of his work. Some of these fanciful projects are the artist’s suggestions for existing typologies of building, including hangers, car parks, motels and brothels. Others address hitherto unacknowledged audiences: ‘Holiday Home for a Terrorist’, ‘Kangaroo Colony’ and ‘Hotel for the Birds’ all suggest spatial arrangements appropriate for their designated users. The latter project formed Schütte’s proposal for the Fourth Plinth project currently on view in Trafalgar Square.

April 2008

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