I love Ganz Grosse Geister.

While I prefer to call them the macaroni and cheese men, the three figures in Thomas Schutte’s 1954 artwork Ganz Grosse Geister represent spirits. These 16 foot high figures are both solid and nebulous; otherworldly and temporal. I like to imagine a narrative for them involving an evil corporate executive from Kraft, perhaps melting his creations with a giant magnifying glass. This is not the art world’s sanctioned interpretation, mind you, so if you show up at the Museum of Contemporary Art (where they rise above the entrance steps) babbling about yellow noodles, you will get the crazy eye.

Dance, puppets, dance! MUAHAHAHA!


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