This is Not a Brick Wall

It may look like a brick wall from a distance, but Thomas Schütte’s Große Mauer (Large Wall), on view in the upcoming Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures exhibition, is actually a grid of more than 1,000 paintings. Each wooden panel rests on two thin nails attached to the wall. Quite an installation. See how it was done here:

Allison Agsten

One Response to This is Not a Brick Wall

  1. […] In this savvy work Schutte is painting many different types of walls—barriers to freedom — while obviously evoking the one made from real bricks and mortar that, in those days, split the city of Berlin in two. What makes the installation sing, however, is the way its bricks are put together. […]

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