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Fritz Koenig, 1924-2017: The Retrospective

Fritz Koenig, 1924-2017: The Retrospective

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Fritz Koenig, 1924-2017: The Retrospective

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Alexander Rudigier et al. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence, 2018. Published by Sillabe, Livorno.

536 pp. Well illustrated (some col.). 31 x 22 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788833400372

The Uffizi and the Boboli Gardens in Florence are to host the most extensive one-man retrospective ever devoted to the man who created "The Sphere" at the Twin Towers in New York. Florence will be celebrating Fritz Koenig, an artist whom many consider to be one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, in a major one-man retrospective that is the first exhibition of his work since his death. The exhibition will be hosting a large number of his works in the magnificent vegetation of the Boboli Garden and in the rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, comprising both sculptures and drawings and, for the very first time, including work from the last forty years of his life. Eike Schmidt, the Director of the Gallerie degli Uffizi, was only too happy to offer the areas under his jurisdiction for this outstanding occasion. The bronze, stone and corten steel of Koenig's monumental sculptures impart rhythm to the spaces of the mother of all Italian-style gardens, offering visitors the precious interweave of their smooth or rough forms, often seemingly unstable yet mastering a carefully studied imbalance, against a backdrop of unique views in a setting of hedges, majestic trees and sweeping lawns.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Germany -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 -- Sculpture --

Artist(s): Koenig, Fritz

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