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Woman with Dog (Frau mit Hund)

Two life-size sculptures of a pink woman and a white dog. Neither of them have faces, and they are made up of large shell-shaped forms.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • Two life-size sculptures of a pink woman and a white dog. Neither of them have faces, and they are made up of large shell-shaped forms.

Date:

2004

Artist:

Katharina Fritsch
German, born 1956

About this artwork

Katharina Fritsch makes meticulous reproductions of everyday objects, rendering them unfamiliar through extreme shifts in scale and either alluring or repellent color choices. Indeed, saturated and nonreflective coats of color lend her sculptures a strong sense of otherworldliness. “I always call the starting point [for a sculpture] a vision,” she has said. “I’ll be in a tram or driving a car and I suddenly get a picture in my mind. Something completely normal turns into a miracle—something I’ve never seen before. Simple things you see every day turn into something strange, something alien.” Woman with Dog is clearly scaled up— enormously so—from a small figurine made of shells, as one might find in a seaside souvenir shop.

On View

Contemporary Art, Gallery 296

Artist

Katharina Fritsch

Title

Woman with Dog (Frau mit Hund)

Date

2004

Medium

Polyester, iron, wood, and paint; edition number two of three, with one artist's proof

Dimensions

Woman: 177.2 × 101.6 × 101.6 cm (69 3/4 × 40 × 40 in.); Dog: 45.7 × 61 × 41.9 cm (18 × 24 × 16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection

Reference Number

2015.144

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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