Katharina Fritsch, ‘Silberne Kugel’, 1999, Sculpture, Paint on aluminium metallised plastic, Ludorff
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Katharina Fritsch

Silberne Kugel, 1999

Paint on aluminium metallised plastic
in
cm
Edition of 20
.
€9,500
Location
Düsseldorf
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Ludorff
Düsseldorf

Another copy of this edition is part of the collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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Katharina Fritsch
German, b. 1956
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Katharina Fritsch handcrafts sculptures that replicate everyday objects rooted in both folklore and personal experience. In manipulating the scale and color of these objects and arranging them in unexpected combinations, she destabilizes the familiar, as in Stilleben/1st Still Life (2009–12)—an installation comprising a giant yellow skull, an open pink hand, an enormous black egg, a winged mythological figure, and a life-size Madonna based on a cheap souvenir. Reaching near-industrial perfection, Fristch’s painstaking fabrication process entails sketches, handmade models, plaster castings, bronze, copper, or stainless steel re-castings, and finally a coating of highly saturated matte paint, creating her signature otherworldly effect. Deeply psychological and full of unsettling religious and spiritual associations, Fritsch’s work has been described as an attempt to visualize our greatest fears rooted in mythology, religion, cultural history, and everyday life.

Katharina Fritsch, ‘Silberne Kugel’, 1999, Sculpture, Paint on aluminium metallised plastic, Ludorff
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About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
Ludorff
Düsseldorf

Another copy of this edition is part of the collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Medium
Image rights
© VG Bild-Kunst
Katharina Fritsch
German, b. 1956
Follow

Katharina Fritsch handcrafts sculptures that replicate everyday objects rooted in both folklore and personal experience. In manipulating the scale and color of these objects and arranging them in unexpected combinations, she destabilizes the familiar, as in Stilleben/1st Still Life (2009–12)—an installation comprising a giant yellow skull, an open pink hand, an enormous black egg, a winged mythological figure, and a life-size Madonna based on a cheap souvenir. Reaching near-industrial perfection, Fristch’s painstaking fabrication process entails sketches, handmade models, plaster castings, bronze, copper, or stainless steel re-castings, and finally a coating of highly saturated matte paint, creating her signature otherworldly effect. Deeply psychological and full of unsettling religious and spiritual associations, Fritsch’s work has been described as an attempt to visualize our greatest fears rooted in mythology, religion, cultural history, and everyday life.

Katharina Fritsch

Silberne Kugel, 1999

Paint on aluminium metallised plastic
in
cm
Edition of 20
.
€9,500
Location
Düsseldorf
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