Reluctance to Reveal
A conversation with David Schutter
by Jurriaan Benschop
For Documenta 14 in Kassel, Schutter studied a body of drawings by the German artist Max Liebermann (1847-1935). These drawings had long been unseen, as they belonged to the so-called Gurlitt trove, a body of 1,400 works of art partially acquired under dubious circumstances by art historian und art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, who bought and sold art for the Nazis. After Hildebrand´s death, his son Cornelius kept the collection and lived with it secretly, until it was discovered in 2012 in Munich and Salzburg.
20 pages, softcover
Published by Aurel Scheibler, Berlin 2017