• Katharina Fritsch

    Westfälischer Kunstverein

    A fundamental concept of Katharina Fritsch’s work is what might be called the department-store mentality. Her sculptural approach evolves from the idea of the presentation of the multiple: 288 lemon-yellow plaster madonnas, 145 white vases with a steamship motif, 4 money crates bearing a total of 25,000 aluminum plates, and 55 silk scarves in green, white, black, and red, all bearing the printed image of St. Martin. Under the artist’s guidance, individual objects have been industrially fabricated and multiplied. Contrary to what we might think , these are not readymades. Their character is

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