Shutter (C)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.236
People
Rosemarie Trockel, German (Schwerte, Germany born 1952)
Title
Shutter (c)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
2006
Culture
German
Location
Level 1, Room 1120, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Stoneware with red glaze
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
sight: 80.1 x 61.7 x 4.9 cm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): verso, lower right: RT1713/A
Provenance
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, representing the artist, 2006.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Wilhelm Winterstein
Copyright
© Rosemarie Trockel / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.236
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Ceramic made (we think) from a mould formed from rare meat. Intense, unevenly applied, red glaze maintains the strong allusion to blood and flesh. The organic forms are structured by the rectilinear "grid" of a central spine and "ribs", the slats and wooden structure of the eponymous "Shutter."

Information is being sought from the artist and her dealer concerning the exact technique.
Publication History

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 30, ill.

Exhibition History

Re-View: S118 European & American Art since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 04/09/2011

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted