Maloney Fine Art Shows Small Group of Figurative Sculptures by Thomas Schütte

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CULVER CITY, CA.- In 1994 German artist Thomas Schutte produced a small group of figurative sculptures and corresponding photographic images, which bear the common title ‘United Enemies’ Each of these works consists of two little men, tied together on a piece of pvc pipe which serves as a base, dressed in colorful scraps of fabric and placed under a bell jar for display. The faces resemble the character studies of Daumier: ruthless, yet imbued with a love of the human species. In their grotesque features, one can easily read anger, shrewdness and mutual distrust – and the types of concern that these wicked figures may well force upon each other. But one never knows with Schütte. They might as well be friends, united in word, but just as divided by their own plans and ambitions.