An Animal Show from the Würth Collection
7th February 2017 to 3'rd February 2019
Robert Longo, Untitled (Tiger head No. 7), 2011, charcoal on mounted paper 233,7 x 177,8 cm, Sammlung Würth, Inv. 16200 © 2016 ProLitteris, Zurich
We go to the dogs, cry crocodile tears, are poor as church mice or wolves in sheep's clothing, and move at a snail's pace. As the richness of our verbal bestiary suggests, for centuries literature and art have faced the creative challenge of imagining and describing the mysterious relationship between human beings and animals, the special state between proximity and distance, familiarity and strangeness, striking similarity and absolute difference in which they exist. Our idea of the character of animals has changed from epoch to epoch.