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Karl Fritsch: Powerful Rings

Exhibition  /  03 Dec 2010  -  24 Jan 2011
Published: 09.12.2010
Artfinger Gallery
Management:
Tom Lau
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Intro
Karl is the most famous contemporary jewellery artist. His works are collected by many Museums. They are not only for wearing but also for collecting.

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Karl Fritsch
ART AUREA: Especially with regard to jewelry, isn’t there an elementary desire for beauty as well as for perfection or precision in terms of the piece itself?

KARL FRITSCH: Yes, of course it wants to be beautiful. The technique also wants to be beautiful, and most often it’s the idea that wants to be the most beautiful. But sometimes a piece likes nothing better than to sit in the mud and not give a damn about how it looks. If it is exactly what it wants to be in a given moment, it is precise, perfect and the most beautiful. 

ART AUREA: How important is it to you that your jewelry is actually worn, i.e. is not only collected as an art object? And how would you characterize the people who wear your pieces?

KARL FRITSCH: I am always very happy when I accidentally meet somebody wearing one of my rings. Usually it looks different than when it left me, and this is great. It lives with somebody and experiences incredible things. The ring wants people to try it on – for whichever reason – and even a collector or a museum curator won’t be able to resist it. The ring is curious and looks for curious wearers.
Karl Fritsch. Brooch: Untitled, 1993. Silver , copper. Karl Fritsch
Brooch: Untitled, 1993
Silver , copper
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Karl Fritsch. Brooch: Untitled, 1993. Silver , copper. Karl Fritsch
Brooch: Untitled, 1993
Silver , copper
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Karl Fritsch. Brooch: Untitled, 1993. Gold, copper. Karl Fritsch
Brooch: Untitled, 1993
Gold, copper
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2001. Silver, rubies , saphires. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2001
Silver, rubies , saphires
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 1997. Gold. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 1997
Gold
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 1998. Gold, enamel, rheinstone. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 1998
Gold, enamel, rheinstone
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2008. Silver, goldplated. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2008
Silver, goldplated
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2009. Silver, black diamonds. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2009
Silver, black diamonds
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2003. Silver. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2003
Silver
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Unitled, 2004. Silver , various precious stones. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Unitled, 2004
Silver , various precious stones
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2006. Silver. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2006
Silver
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