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Katharina Fritsch (was born in 1956 Essen Germany) is a german artist living and working in Düseeldorf. The artist is known for her sculptures and installations that reinvigorate familiar objects with a jarring and uncanny sensibility. Her works' iconography is drawn from many different sources, including Christianity, art history and folklore. She attracted international attention for the first time in the mid-1980s with life-size works such as a true-to-scale elephant. Fritsch's art is often concerned with the psychology and expectations of visitors to a museum. The clarity, austerity and precision of Fritsch’s forms is developed through a lengthy manual sculpting process, a way to achieve the near industrial perfection of their finish.



Some of the past expositions: 

  • (2022) White Cube Paris

  • (2020) George Economou Collection, Athens

  • (2020) Matthew Marks Gallery LA, CA

  • (2016) National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

  • (2012) Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

  • (2003) DIA Center for the Arts, New York

Permanently collected by: 

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

  • Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 

  • Museum Brandhorst, Munich

 “Maus”, 1991 - 1998

20 x 24 x 8 cm , black resin , Ed/ 240 

MAUS_KATHARINA FRITSCH_woolbridge gallery
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