Thomas Schutte: Frith Street Gallery
Williams, Gilda, Artforum International
Modernism was pompous; long live modernism! This is among the contradictory critical sentiments running through Thomas Schutte's work since the early '80s. His art, which both undermines and continues artistic traditions of the early twentieth century, grows more complicated and fascinating as he becomes even more accomplished.
On the ground floor of the recently relocated Frith Street Gallery were five large female nudes in bronze, steel, and aluminum, set atop steel tables and surrounded by a related group of delicately colored prints and beautifully rendered Nolde-esque watercolors. As with his ceramic heads--one of which, Green Head, 2006, was also shown--Schutte's figure …
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Publication information: Article title: Thomas Schutte: Frith Street Gallery. Contributors: Williams, Gilda - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 46. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 480. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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