Fritz Schwegler

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  • Wood, painted

  • 1994

  • 8 x 40 x 15 cm

  • 1935

  • Signed

  • From 1973 until 2001, the artist worked at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. Schwegler exhibited at the documentas 5 and 8 in Kassel. In 1999 he received the Hans Thoma Prize, and in 2003 he was awarded the Bernhard Heiliger Award of Sculpture for outstanding achievements in the field of sculpture.

  • Nr. 4 of 40 copies

Fritz Schwegler, born in 1935 and died in 2014 in Breech bei Göppingen, was a German visual artist, writer and musician; associated with Fluxus. He was originally educated as a carpenter, then studied fine arts in Stuttgart and London. In the early 1970s, Schwegler started to work on "Effeschiaden" - "pieces of happiness for everyone" - and held his first individual exhibition at the Galerie Schmela in Düsseldorf (1971). Shortly after, he was invited by Harald Szeemann to participate at the Documenta in Kassel (1972). His performance took place at the Museum Fridericianum, as the part of the central exhibition "Individual Mythologies". Between the Documenta V and VIII, in which he also participated, he became widely acclaimed, both as an artist and professor, and included at "The Book of the Arts of Artists' Books" (1978) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Teheran, "1954-1985 - Art in Federal Republic of Germany" (1985) at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and many others. For almost three decades, he taight at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, with Thomas Demand, Thomas Huber, Thomas Schütte, Martin Honert and Katharina Fritsch among his most prolific students.

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