Karl Fritsch‘s “metrosideros robusta” and “the baby brick”

Exhibition  /  30 Sep 2007  -  21 Oct 2007
Published: 05.10.2007
galerie sofie lachaert
Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2005. Silver oxidised, saphires. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2005
Silver oxidised, saphires
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Galerie Sofie Lachaert at Tielrode proudly presents: Karl Fritsch‘s “metrosideros robusta” and “the baby brick”.
Galerie Sofie Lachaert proudly presents:

edited by Andy Lim

As a result of the winning of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2006 Karl Fritsch (Munich) decided to make a book – an idea which was running through his mind for some time. The works of more than a decade from this young enfant terrible German goldsmith, also known as ”Lord of the Rings”. Now the book is finished and will be presented at Gallery Ra in the presence of the artist and the publisher. 

26 Essays in 13 languages are contributed by international experts asRobert Baines, Warwick Freeman, Helen Drutt, Graziela Folchini Grassetto, Hiko Mizuno, Paolo Tuminelli, Paul Derrez, etc. etc. etc. The only appropriate match for the contents could only be the Tryptich-Hardcover, every book handbound in 3 different colours of linnen, in various combination of coulours.

This book is released in a limited edition of worldwide 1000 books, which makes the number of books produced smaller as the amount of illustrations in a single book. 

Karl Fritsch: The Baby Brick
– The Lim Collection, the very early works –
edited by Andy Lim, 2007 

This publication, to be released in honour of Karl Fritsch´s winning of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2006, shows 360 very early works from1988-1998. Included is an interview by Rafael von Uslar with the publisher and collector Andy Lim about the unexpected birth of this unilateral and monocultural contemporary jewellery collection, unique in this quantity and quality.