Weinende Frau, 2009

by

Thomas Schütte

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin

Argyroglo © Adagp

"Weinende Frau" (“Weeping Woman”) (2009) is a bronze fountain designed to be placed in a corner.

The lower part of the sculpture comprises a tapered cylindrical basin, while the upper part is a sculpted head, cradled by an arch. The water runs down her face from the eyes and mouth, reprising Schütte’s recurrent “weeping woman” symbol. Here, Schütte has opted to minimise the features of the face in the style of African masks and statuettes, particularly the Ashanti fertility dolls of Ghana.

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