Museum Folkwang
Denkmal für Jacques Tati
  • Thomas Schütte
  • Denkmal für Jacques Tati, 1986/87

  • Monument for Jacques Tati
  • Steel
  • ca. 450 x 100 x 360 cm
  • Acquired in 1987 with the support of the City of Essen
  • Inv. P 321
  • CommentaryThomas Schütte conceptualized his ›Denkmal für Jacques Tati‹ (Monument for Jacques Tati) in 1986 for the exhibition in Essen ›Im Auftrag—Skulpturen im öffentlichen Raum‹ (Commissioned: Sculptures in Public Space) of the same year. The work, however, could not be realized until 2003. The artist assembled it from a cylindrical iron stove, a metal box, various molded components of rusty steel, and two smoothly polished Parcheesi figures. Emerging in lieu of a representative portrait of the French director is what looks to be an improvised construct featuring a schematized face mask. A long-stemmed pipe functions as a nose, similar to the one employed by Jacques Tati to characterize the figure of Monsieur Houlot. In Tati’s films, Monsieur Houlot faltered when faced with the demands of the modern metropolis and its automated working environment. The work ›Denkmal‹ is among Schütte’s earliest iconic architectural sculptures designed to be exhibited in public space.
  • Provenance1987, Künstler
    1987, Kauf vom Künstler, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 94,207
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 188
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Skulpturensammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Denkmal für Jacques Tati
  • Obj_Title2_S: Monument for Jacques Tati
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Denkmal für Jacques Tati Monument for Jacques Tati Denkmal für Jacques Tati
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1986/87
  • Jahr von: 1,986
  • Jahr bis: 1,987
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 321
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: P 321
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
  • Obj_Crate_S: ca. 450 x 100 x 360 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Steel
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Steel
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1987 with the support of the City of Essen
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort): Internal Exhibition: Sammlung 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, Neubau
  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei):
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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1987, Künstler
1987, Kauf vom Künstler, Museum Folkwang, Essen