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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Fritsch, Karl
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection
date_end
2003-12-31
date_start
2002-01-01
date_text
2002-2003 (made)
descriptive_line
Ring of gold, made by Karl Fritsch while teaching a masterclass at the RCA 2002-3
dimensions
Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 2.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
209090
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T08:46:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T08:46:32.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 43, shelf B, box 20
longitude
-0.12714
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
M.70-2007
museum_number_token
m702007
object_number
O249262
object_type
Ring
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
An irregular band of swirling strands of unpolished gold wrap around the finger, the ends meeting in a whirl to form the bezel. The ring is cast, and a remnant casting sprue is used as a feature with an adjoining gold globule.
place
London
primary_image_id
2007BM5691
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This piece is part of the Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection. Every year from 1987 to 2006, while David Watkins was Professor of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the RCA, he invited four jewellers and silversmiths from outside Britain to give a week-long masterclass. The artists brought diverse skills, aesthetics and approaches. The first call on their time was to interact closely with the students. In addition, although concentrating on their teaching and working in an unfamiliar studio, each artist generously made an object for the RCA's collection. The Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection, now transferred to the V&A, is a major document of international contemporary jewellery, a tribute both to the artists and to the vibrancy of the RCA as a teaching institution. Karl Fritsch (born 1963) trained at the Goldschmiedeschule in Pforzheim and the Akademie der Bildenden K√ľnste in Munich. He has reached beyond his rigorous technical training to a much freer and more child-like effect. He once stated 'I would like some day to handle gold the way one handles plasticine', an ambition he realizes with this ring. He has explained that 'the pieces are initially formed from wax. The organic malleability and plasticity of the material gradually seduced me into working in a more spontaneous manner. The shapes have become larger and less inhibited ...Initially the pieces have a "not" designed quality, clumsy, sluggish and thick. But the metal appears mystical, as if the nature of the material has created this indefinite shape itself'.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
ring-fritsch-karl
sys_updated
2013-09-24T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2003
year_start
2002