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Aber nicht jeden Tag by Karl Fritsch

Exhibition  /  08 Sep 2017  -  14 Oct 2017
Published: 04.09.2017
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These rings by German artist Karl Fritsch have been molded from a found signet ring and cast in silver. The seams are visible, and parts of the surface are black with oxidization, and across the surface Fritsch has inscribed words.

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Karl Fritsch
The choice of the signet ring is deliberate, as this historical form of gentleman’s jewelry would display the family crest, emblem or monogram of the wearer, and was a sign of authority and identity. For Fritsch, rings are great carriers of meaning. As he writes, ‘The ring is desperate, desperate to find a finger, desperate to tell you: I love you, I am beautiful, I am rich, I am cool, I hate you, I come from Ireland or Austria, I want more, I have enough, I am married, I am funny, I am scary, stupid, important, I can´t help you. I am.’ Like its predecessors, this signet ring also carries a message, and is a sign of status and group identity, although exactly what that group is, and how desirable membership might be, is left open to question.
 

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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Du bist so toll, 2017. Gold. Photo by: Karl Fritsch. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Du bist so toll, 2017
Gold
Photo by: Karl Fritsch
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: I feel something, 2017. Whitegold. Photo by: Karl Fritsch. Karl Fritsch
Ring: I feel something, 2017
Whitegold
Photo by: Karl Fritsch
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Ich weiss es nicht, 2017. Silver. Photo by: Karl Fritsch. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Ich weiss es nicht, 2017
Silver
Photo by: Karl Fritsch
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Aber nicht jeden Tag, 2017. Silver. Photo by: Karl Fritsch. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Aber nicht jeden Tag, 2017
Silver
Photo by: Karl Fritsch
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Gott, 2017. Whitegold. Photo by: Karl Fritsch. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Gott, 2017
Whitegold
Photo by: Karl Fritsch
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