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  • Ulrich Rückriem

    Fort Worth Art Museum

    Last fall, the Fort Worth Art Museum brought Ulrich Rückriem to Texas, found him a quarry in the small community of Fredericksburg, north of San Antonio, and told him to go to it. Ten days later he had completed the ten red granite sculptures that compose his latest show, and his first solo exhibition in an American museum.

    It is difficult to imagine 27 tons of red granite looking subtle, but Rückriem’s new work is precisely that—subtle and straightforward. The museum gallery looks like an ancient archaeological site, where fragments of crumbled buildings have just been unearthed. In one corner

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