Fritsch on the Lower East Side

These are a few of my favourite things, Karl Fritsch + Lower East Side  NY.
I can only imagine how exciting this jeweller/painter pair will be!  

Karl Fritsch + Richard Wathen

Salon 94 Freemans
East Village / Lower East Side
1 Freeman Alley,
March 2 – April 10, 2010

Here is the show description as posted on the Salon 94 Freemans’ website.

Salon 94 Freemans is pleased to present a new exhibition of jewelry by Karl Fritsch and paintings by Richard Wathen.

Challenging the conventions of both sculpture and jewelry making, Munich-based artist Karl Fritsch creates rings that read as miniature sculptures. Often intricately constructed yet coarsely finished, Fritsch’s rings are marked by rough, oxidized finishes and detectable fingerprints, conveying the urgency of the rings’ materialization. He playfully mixes high and low materials, giving equal billing to diamonds, rubies, plastic pearls and glass gemstones. By making all his sculptures wearable in the form of rings, Fritsch liberates his media from static presentation and creates an unprecedented intimacy to the works, simultaneously subverting the notion that jewelry is mere décor and that sculpture must be admired at a distance.

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