KARL FRITSCH
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Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch, 1963, Sonthofen, Germany. Lives and works in Wellington. Fritsch has travelled around the world exhibiting extensively and presenting lectures in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. While his rings ape, in flintstone mode, the technical solutions of high-street jewellery, they also dramatically reframe its expressive range, making him one of the most influential contemporary jewellery makers. He is currently adjunct professor at the RMIT University Melbourne.


Karl on his work:
What I find really fascinating, and one of the reasons why it’s so interesting to make jewellery, is the moment of recognition when something that comes across as cute and pretty, has on second glimpse an almost obscene grotesqueness. I would say this quality probably works best in jewellery, where politeness and cold-blooded anger can clash mercilessly into one another.


Public collections:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London (GB), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Mudac,  Musee de Design et Àrts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne (CH), Danner-rotunde, Pinakothek der Moderne, München (D), Alice und Louis Koch Kollektion, Schweiz (CH), The Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia (USA), Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (D), Royal College of Art, London (GB), Museo Del Gioello dÁutore, Padua (I), Schmuck und Edelstein Museum, Turnov (CZ), Espace Solidor, Haut-de-Cagnes (F), Schmuck Museum Pforzheim (D), Anger Museum Erfurt (D), Sammlung Bollmann, Klosterneuburg (AT), Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (D), The Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokio (J), Auckland Museum, Auckland (NZ), Te Papa National Museum , Wellington (NZ), Stedelijk Museum, ´s Hertogenbosch (NL), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (AUS), Middelsbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), (UK), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), Metropolitan Museum of Art New York,(USA), Museum of Decorative Arts Montreal (CAN), Govett-Brewster Contemporary Art Museum, Taranaki (NZ), Corning Museum of Glass, Corning (USA), Museum of Art and Design New York (USA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA).
 

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Awards:
1985 Preis der Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim.
1992 Belobigung des Verbandes der Deutschen Schmuck- und Silberwarenindustrie.
1992 Stipendium der Jubiläumsstiftung der Landeshauptstadt München.
1995 Herbert-Hoffmann-Gedächtnispreis, Internationale Handwerksmesse München.
1995 Postgraduiertenstipendium der Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München.
1995 Projektstipendium der Stadt München.
1996 Förderpreis für angewandte Kunst der Landeshauptstadt München.
1996 Stadtgoldschmied der Stadt Erfurt.
1997 Projektstipendium des Deutschen Museums, München.
1999 Projektstipendium der Stadt Erfurt: „Arche Noah Projekt.
1999 Förderpreis 99 des Förderkreises Bildende Kunst in Nürnberg e.V.
2000 Goldstipendium der Firma C. Hafner, Pforzheim.
2000 Staatlicher Förderungspreis für junge Künstlerinnen und Künstler, München.
2006 Françoise van den Bosch Award.
2011 Stadtgoldschmied der Stadt Hanau.

Solo exhibitions (selection):
1995 Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL).
1996 Jewellers’werk Gallery, Washington (USA).
1996 Galerie Spektrum, München (D).
1997 Schmuckgalerie Moser, Baar (CH).
1998 Jewellers’werk Gallery, Washington (USA).
1998 Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS).
1999 Galeria Hipotesi, Barcelona (E).
2000 Fingers Gallery, Auckland (NZ) mit Lisa Walker.
2000 Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL).
2000 Jewellers’Werk Gallery, Washington (USA).
2001 Galerie Spektrum, München (D).
2001 Gallery Yu, Tokyo (J).
2001 Galerie Schmuckraum, Hannover (D) 
2002 StudioGR 20, Padua (I).
2003 Galerie Viceversa, Lausanne (CH).
2003 Galerie `La Ruota` Cortina (I).
2003 Studio GR 20, Padua, (I).
2004 Gallerie Hnoss, Göteborg, (S).
2004 Gallery M, Cleveland, Ohio (USA).
2004 Jewellerswerk Gallery Washington (USA).
2004 Gallerie Ra, Amsterdam, (NL).
2004 Jewellers’Werk Gallery, Washington (USA).
2004 Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS).
2004 Neues Museum, Nürnberg, (D).
2005 Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, (AUS).
2005 Galerie Schmuck-Kunst-Kultur, Zug (CH)
2005 Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris, (F)
2005 gallery deux poissons, Tokio, (J)
2005 Galerie Sophie Lachaert, Tielrode (B)
2006 Fingers Gallery Auckland (NZ)
2007 Stedelijk Museum ´s Hertogenbosch (NL)
2007 Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (D)
2008 BKV Galerie, München (D)
2008 Galerie Reverso, Lisbon (PT)
2009 Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode (B)
2010 Gallery deux poissons, Tokio (J)
2010 Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington (NZ)
2011 Objectspace Auckland , (NZ)
2012 Galerie Rosi Jäger, Hochheim (D)
2012 Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (D)
 

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JEWELS by KARL FRITSCH

 I love Arty Jewelry  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: I love Arty Jewelry, 2017.
9 k palladum white gold..
5.4 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm Inner ø 1.9 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 4500 €.
Signed KF 17
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 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
Silver, cubic zirconia, ruby..
2.2 x 2 x 2.8 cm Inner ø 1.7 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 3000 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
9k gold, diamonds..
2 x 1.2 x 2.4 cm Inner ø 1.7 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 3100 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
9 k gold, diamonds..
1.3 x 2 x 2.3 cm Inner ø 1.7 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 3100 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
18 k gold, diamonds..
1.3 x 1.9 x 2.3 cm Inner ø 1.6 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 3200 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
18 k gold, diamonds..
2 x 2 x 2.6 cm Inner ø 1.6 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 3600 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
9 k palladium white gold, diamonds..
2.1 x 2 x 2.8 cm Inner ø 1.7 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 2900 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
Silver, cubic zirconia..
2.3 x 2.2 x 2.6 cm Inner ø1.6 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
SOLD
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2017.
18 k gold, diamond..
2.1 x 1.9 x 2.7 cm Inner ø 1.6 cm.
Photo by: Karl Fritsch.
Price: 3000 €.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2006.
Gold.
2.6 x 0.9 cm Inner ø 1.7 cm.
Price: 2000 €.
Signed KF.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2006.
Oxidised silver.
3 x 0.9 cm Inner ø 2.0 cm.
Price: 800 €.
Signed KF.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2009.
Silver oxidised, smokey quartz, synthetic spinel, cubic circonia.
3.7 x 3.3 x 3 cm Inner ø 1.7 cm.
Price: 3000 €.
Signed KF.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2002.
Oxidised silver.
2.8 x 1.2 cm Inner ø 1.8 cm.
Price: 800 €.
Signed KF.
 Untitled  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled, 2011.
Silver, chalcedon, steel.
4. 2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm Inner ø 1.9 cm.
Price: 1900 €.
Signed KF.
 Untitled Revisited  by Karl Fritsch
Karl Fritsch.
Ring: Untitled Revisited, 2015.
Silver, cubic zirconia..
5.7 x 3.1 x 2 cm Inner ø 2.0 cm.
Price: 4000 €.

Work designed for Klimt02 Gallery for the exhibition To Recover in 2015.