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Friedrich Becker Prize 2011

Award  /  11 May 2011  -  05 Jun 2011
Published: 13.02.2014
Friedrich Becker Prize 2011.
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus
DEADLINE: 14/03/2011
Robert Baines. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. Gold. Gold brooch by Robert Baines, winner of the 2008 Friedrich Becker Prize. Robert Baines
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
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Gold brooch by Robert Baines, winner of the 2008 Friedrich Becker Prize
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Intro
A piece of jewellery or a small utensil, either one-of-a-kind or a prototype for serial production, may be submitted. The Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst wishes to commemorate the extraordinary individual and important designer Friedrich Becker by awarding a chosen winner 5.000 €.
Professor Friedrich Becker (1922 – 1997) was one of the outstanding artistic personalities of our time. As an internationally renowned goldsmith, as a creator of kinetic objects, and as a designer, he had a formative influence on goldsmiths’ art during the second half of the twentieth century. For his work, he was awarded first prizes and received the highest accolades from all over the world. Prestigious museums have included his work in their collections and have shown them in numerous exhibitions.

In awarding the Friedrich Becker Prize – donated by Hildegard Becker – the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst (Hanau Association for Goldsmiths’ Art), wishes to commemorate this extraordinary individual and important designer, Friedrich Becker, and entirely in accordance with his spirit, to distinguish the best of the best from among the succeeding generation of designers. The prize is endowed with Euro 5.000 and will be awarded every three years since 1999 by the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau, for exceptional, personally created design with highest-quality execution.

Conditions

Theme: A piece of jewellery or a small utensil, either one-of-a-kind or a prototype for serial production, may be submitted. The theme is open. Your latest work or an older object are equally welcome.

Material:
As materials, gold, silver, platinum, and stainless steel will be accepted. Diamonds, other precious stones, pearls, glass and synthetic stones may be used as supplementary materials.

Participants:
Gold- and silversmiths, metal artists, and designers, both domestic and foreign, are invited to submit entries. Each entrant may submit only one work, which must be exclusively his own design and execution.

Insurance: The value in Euro stated by the participant will be considered as the insurance value (maximal value: 15.000 Euro). Shipping costs in both directions are the responsibility of the participant. For return shipping including insurance Euro 25 (Germany), Euro 30 (Europe) in cash must be included and Euro 40 (Non-European countries in US$, no cheques).

Account holder: Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedkunst
e.V., Bank Account: Sparkasse Hanau, BLZ 506 500 23
Konto-Nr.: 56580, IBAN DE77 5065 0023 0000 0565 80, Swift-Bic: HELADEF1HAN

Remarks

Award ceremony
The prize will be awarded on May 7, 2011, at the Goethe Museum, Schloss Jägerhof, in Düsseldorf. The award address will be held by Dr. Rüdiger Joppien, Museum of Art and Industry, Hamburg. Afterwards the prize winner and selected works will be shown from May 11, until June 5, 2011 in the Goldsmiths’ House of
Hanau.

For further information, please contact Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V.
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