Karl Fritsch

It Is What It Looks Like

July 14 – August 12, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

It is What It Looks Like, exhibition view, 2018

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5259)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5259)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

I Feel Something, 2017, ring, 9k white gold 
(Inv# 5502)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

I Hate Fritsch, 2017, ring, 18k palladium white gold

(Inv# 5486)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, 9k palladium white gold, diamond

(Inv# 5520)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2007, 18k gold

(Inv# 5526)

Karl Fritsch Ring

ring, 2018, silver, synthetic ruby
(Inv# 5262)

SOLD

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, 9k white gold, diamonds, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5489)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Face, 2018, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5467)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, 18k gold, diamond

(Inv# 5484)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, 18kt gold, rubies, .95 x 1 x 1.125 inches

(Inv# 5257)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

PFF, 2017, ring, 9 kwhite gold, diamonds, sapphire

(Inv# 5498)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, 9k palladium white gold, diamonds

(Inv# 5483)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2008, silver, smokey quartz, madeira topaz, sapphire

(Inv# 5525)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, silver, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5438)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2013, silver, rubies, multicolor sapphires

(Inv# 5453)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

I Love You, 2017, ring, gold, rubies

(Inv# 5431)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

I Like Chinese, 2017, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5480)

Karl Fritsch, German, contemporary jewelry, rings, new zealand

ring, 2015, 9 k palladium white gold, green & blue diamonds

 

SOLD

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, niello, white saphhires, garnet

(Inv# 5292)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, niello, gold, quartz

(Inv# 5290)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, fine silver

(Inv# 5319)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

R, 2017, ring, 9 k white gold, sapphire, diamonds

(Inv# 5497)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2007, 18k palladium white gold, diamond 1.03 ct, VS2

(Inv# 4622)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Skull with Ball, 2014, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 3833)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2013, gold 9K, green diamonds

(Inv# 1993)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, niello, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5521)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ring 3015, Gold, Initialed

(Inv# 1469)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2009, gold

(Inv# 5284)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2006, gold-plated silver

(Inv# 5320)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2011, 18K gold, Sapphire, rubellite, agate, peridot, initialed and dated

(Inv# 1999)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

I am a Pussy-Bitch and I quit, 2016, ring, silver

(Inv# 4631)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Fuck, 2018, ring, 18k gold

(Inv# 5519)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Fuck, 2018, ring, 18k gold

(Inv# 5519)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Fuck, 2018, ring, 18k gold

(Inv# 5519)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, niello, various color sapphires, ruby

(Inv# 4199)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2006, silver, glass stones

(Inv# 5301)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ich Habe Hunger (I'm Hungry), 2017, ring, 18k gold

(Inv# 5510)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, 9kt red gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5266)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Can I please have a glass of water?, 2017, laser engraved ring, antique bronze

(Inv# 5495)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Hi, 2017, ring, gold, agate

(Inv# 5433)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ring, 2017, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5095)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, shibuichi alloy (copper, silver, gold), cubic zirconia, blue, yellow sapphire

(Inv# 5086)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ring, 2017, 18kt gold, New Zealand Jade

(Inv# 5244)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2014, nephrite

(Inv# 5274)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2013, aluminum, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5313)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2014, silver, rubies, sapphires

(Inv# 5288)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, fine silver

(Inv# 5297)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, niello, aquamarine

(Inv# 5307)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2008, 18k gold, diamonds

(Inv# 5524)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, niello, amethyst

(Inv# 5293)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2014, 9k gold, various colored diamonds
(Inv# 5476)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2012, silver, rubies
(Inv #5478)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ring with Appendage, 2013, gold

(Inv# 5501)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, steel 

(Inv# 5505)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Honda Peace Sign Signet, 2017laser engraved ring, silver 

(Inv# 5509)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Honda (Christ Hands), 2017, ring, 18k gold 

(Inv# 5496)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2014, aluminum, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5314)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Gott, 2017, ring, 9k white gold 

(Inv# 5500)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Face, 2017, ring, silver, layered onyx 

(Inv# 5504)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

I quit, 2017, ring, silver, layered agate 

(Inv# 5503)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Can I please have a glass of water?, 2017, ring, silver

(Inv# 5511)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Rich Gang, 2017, ring, 18k gold

(Inv# 5499)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Man Vomiting, 2017, ring, silver, layered onyx

(Inv# 5508)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2014, aluminum, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5311)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Child Vomiting, 2017, ring, silver, layered onyx 

(Inv# 5507)

SOLD

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Smiley Face, 2016, ring, silver, niello, rubies, sapphires, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5437)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

850, 2014, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5435)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

O, 2014, ring, silver, cubic zirconia 

(Inv# 5436)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, cubic zirconia 

(Inv# 5459)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, 9k red gold, rubies 

(Inv# 5471)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, steel, silver

(Inv# 5472)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Pit Bull, 2017

ring, silver, sapphire, red diamonds 
(Inv# 5494)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ghoul Face, 2017, ring, silver, sapphire

(Inv# 5493)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, 9k white gold, diamonds 

(Inv# 5491)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2010, silver, diamond

(Inv# 5449)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, silver, cubic zirconia 

(Inv# 5463)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5465)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2018, 9k gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5464)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2014, 9k palladium white gold, green, red and white diamonds

(Inv# 5479)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

Honda, 2017, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5516)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, silver, rough diamond (nose), Jade (mouth), ruby, sapphire (eyes)

SOLD

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

Ootto ist Doof, 2017, ring, 9k gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5481)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, rubies, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5457)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2013, aluminum, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5316)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, gold 18k

(Inv# 5488)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2012, silver, copper, multicolor rubies and sapphires, gold quartz

(Inv# 5454)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2012, brass, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire

(Inv# 5456

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, iron 

(Inv# 5468)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, pounamu (NZ, greenstone)

(Inv# 5460)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, rock

(Inv# 5461)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, silver, niello, black diamonds

(Inv# 5522)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, iron

(Inv# 5469)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2017, 18k gold

(Inv# 5487)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2013, greywacke

(Inv# 5303)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, silver, chrysopras

(Inv# 5470)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, shibuichi, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5458)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, silver, cubic zirconia 

(Inv# 5462)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2018, 9k gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5466)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

2, 2017, ring, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5492)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2017, 18k gold

(Inv# 5517)

Karl Fritsch Ring

ring, 2018, palladium white gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5260)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, silver, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5261)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2012, silver, brass, multicolor rubies and sapphires

(Inv# 5455)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2017, 18k gold, diamonds

(Inv# 5485)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2017, silver, cubic zirconia, ruby

(Inv# 5482)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

ring, 2014, silver, green diamonds

(Inv# 5477)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

2018, ring, 9kt redgold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5265)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

Aber Nicht Jenden Tag, 2017, ring, silver, layered carnelian 

(Inv# 5506)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

Du Bist So Toll , 2017, ring, 18k gold 

(Inv# 5512)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

Arsch-loch, 2017, ring, silver

(Inv# 5514)

Karl Fritsch, ring, German, Contemporary Jewelry, #Karlfritschrings,

Ich Weiss Es Nicht, 2017, ring, silver

(Inv# 5515)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018. silver, sapphire, ruby

(Inv# 5263)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2017, 18kt gold

(Inv# 5256)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, silver, NZ red rock, shibuichi copper
 

(Inv# 5246)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, palladium white gold, cubic zirconia

(Inv# 5264)

Karl Fritsch Ring, German, Jewelry

ring, 2018, 9kt red gold, diamonds
(Inv# 5258)

Karl Fritsch Rings, German, Jewelry, Karl Fritsch

ring, 2015, 18k gold, diamonds

(Inv# 5523)

It is what it looks like

German jeweler Karl Fritsch is celebrated by collectors of jewelry and art alike for his prolific oeuvre composed almost entirely of rings.  Each creation is a unique artwork, the designs coming- in the artist’s words- “directly from the gut”.  Fritsch plays by his own rules, simultaneously embracing and discarding the age-old traditions that define jewelry in our minds.  Combining precious and ordinary materials with ease, gold, diamonds, and rubies find themselves juxtaposed with imitation or plastic stones, steel nails or may even be set to look like eyes in a face with a protruding tongue.  Gemstones may be set with screws or hanging off a keyring, and massive blocks of gold might be hammered or sculpted with the playfulness of a child.
 

 

Ornamentum is thrilled to present  It Is What It Looks Like, an exhibition of new rings, together with works from Fritsch’s 25+ years of jewelry making.  Ornamentum has been presenting Fritsch’s jewelry prominently at design fairs in NY, Miami and Basel Switzerland for the past 8 years, It Is What It Looks Like will be Karl's first exhibition within the walls of our Hudson, NY gallery.
 

Karl Fritsch will be present at the opening on July 14, from 6 - 8 pm