Pairing a selection of recent watercolors from 2011 and 2012 by Thomas Schütte with a selection of previously unpublished poems written by Robert Walser in Bern between 1924 and 1933, this book is a deeply personal exploration of our everyday selves, choreographed by one of our most important living artist.
The book is dedicated by the artist to gallerist Donald Young, who invited Schütte to participate in an exhibition dedicated to Walser in Chicago in 2012.
Walser's poems have been exhibited as artworks in the past, and the poet was fascinated by watercolors and the particular effect they have on human eye. With these watercolors, Schütte has not only given us an extraordinary and moving selection of his own artwork, but he has paid tribute to Walser, who is one of his heroes.
Published in the original German with new English translations of each Walser poem and with an introduction by Dr. Reto Sorg, director of the Robert Walser Archives.
114 pages, 68 illustrations
20 x 26.5 cm / 7.9 x 10.4 in.