- Hans Schmitt
- Material: Coloured fibre-tip pens and wax crayon on vellum board
- H. 29,6 cm
- Not exhibited
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- Gift to the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum by the artist.
Cowherd, journeyman baker, coal carrier and municipal servant – at first glance, the career of the sculptor Hans Schmitt shows no close connection to the arts. At the end of the 1960s, Schmitt nevertheless created figures from pieces of wood, root brushes or hemp wool, which brought him international attention. In 2001, he was posthumously featured at the Venice Biennale with a number of sculptures.
"My Comb" depicts a dog-like animal whose back is shaped as a comb in a way that is both original and humorous. Black, vertical felt-tip pen lines on the back of the animal mark the teeth of the comb.