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Selected Bibliography

Books and Catalogues

Heynen, Julian, Michael Rooks, et al. Zita - Schara: Chamber Piece by Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow. Basel: Laurenz Foundation/Schaulager Basel, 2016.

Bankowsky, Jack, Thomas Crow, Nicholas Cullinan, and Michael Fried. Sculpture After Sculpture: Fritsch, Koons, Ray. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2014.

Fleck, Robert and Katharina Fritsch. Figure in the Garden: Katharina Fritsch at the Museum of Modern Art. Cologne: Walther König, 2013.

Adam, Ken, Katharina Fritsch et al. Style and scale, or: Do You Have Anxiety? New York: Springer, 2009.

Curiger, Bice. Katharina Fritsch. Ostfldern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2009.

Farronato, Milovan. Katharina Fritsch. Verona: Eurotipco, 2007.

Curiger, Bice ed. Katharina Fritsch. Cologne: Walther König, 2006.

Curiger, Bice ed. Katharina Fritsch. Cologne: Walther König, 2006.

Van Eck, Tricia ed. Universal Experience: Art Life, and the Tourists Eye. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.

Stammer, Kimberly et al. The Electic Eye: Selections from the Fredrick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Los Angeles: Frederick R. Weisman Philanthropic Foundation, 2004.

Blazwick, Iwona, ed., Katharina Fritsch, London: Tate Publishing, 2002.

Fritsch, Katharina, Andreas Bee, Robert Gober. Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober. Frankfurt: Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2001.

Smith, Elizabeth A.T. Katharina Fritsch. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001.

Rugoff, Ralph. A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities: Selections From the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection. San Francisco: California College of Arts and Crafts Institute, 2001.

Curiger, Bice ed. Hyper mental. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000.

Heymer, Kay. “Katharina Fritsch," Food for the Mind - Die Sammlung Udo und Anette Brandhorst, Bayrische Staasgemäldesammlung / Staatsgalerie moderner Künst München. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000.

Temkin, Ann, Susan Rosenberg, Michael Taylor, and Rachael Arauz. Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 2000.

Fritsch, Katharina, Alexej Koschkarow et al. Damenwahl: Katharina Fritsch, Alexej Koschkarow. Munich: Siemns Luturprogramm, 1999.

Fritsch, Katharina and Susanne Pfleger. Katharina Fritsch. Wolfsburg: Städtische Galerie, 1999.

Fritsch, Katharina, “Factory Chimney," Dreams. Torino: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, 1999.

Keul, Andreas. Doppelgänger: Repliken und 'andere Originale' zu Werken aus der Sammlung der Kunsthalle Bremen. Bremen: Kunsthalle Bremen und Kunstverein, 1999.

Szeemann, Harald and Cecilia Liveriero Lavelli eds. 48a Esposizone Internationale D’arte: La Biennale Di Venezia: DAPERTutto. Venice: Biennale di Venezia, 1999.

Burckhardt, Jacqueline. Im Auftrag: Druckgraphik 1918 bis 1998 für die Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft. Zurich: Graphische Sammlung der ETH, 1998.

Grandas, Teresa, “Katharina Fritsch: Warengestell mit Madonnen,” Artificial.
Figuracions contemporànies
. Barcelona: Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona, 1998.

Jürgensen, Andreas. The Mass Ornament: The Mass Phenomenon at the Turn of Millenium. Odense, Denmark: Kunsthallen Brandts KlÆdefabrik, 1998.

Wally, Barbara. Katharina Fritsch in Sculpture – Figure – Woman. Oberösterreich: Landesgalerie, 1998.

Kölle, Brigitte ed. Portikus Frankfurt am Main. 1987-1997. Frankfurt: Portikus Frankfurt am Main, 1997.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich and Guy Tortosa eds. Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 1997.

Garrels, Gary and Theodora Vischer, eds. Katharina Fritsch. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Basel: Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, 1996.

Serota, Nicholas. Experience or Interpretation: The Dilemma of Museums of Modern Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 1996.

Fritsch, Katharina and Jean-Christophe Ammann. Katharina Fritsch. Museum: Biennale Venedig 1995. Ostfildern: Cantz, 1995.

Grachos, Louis and Kathryn Kanjo. Sleeper: Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Guillermo Kuitca, Doris Salcedo. San Diego: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995.

Inboden, Gudrun. Leiblicher Logos: 14 Kunstlerunnen aus Deutschland. Stuttgart: Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, 1995.

Engelking, Gerard ed. Junge Deutsche Kunst der 90er Jahre aus NRW. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 1994.

Fabro, Luciano, Katharina Fritsch, Craigie Horsfield. Coutts Contemporary Art Awards 1994. Zurich: Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation: 1994.

Felix, Zdenek ed. Das Jahrhundert des Multiple: Von Duchamp bis zur Gegenwart. Hamburg: Deichtorhallen, 1994.

Cooke, Lynne, Katharina Fritsch. Katharina Fritsch: Rat-King. New York: Dia Center for the Arts, 1993.

Cooke, Lynne. Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art. London: Hayward Gallery, 1992.

Cooke, Lynne ed. Carnegie International 1991, Volume 1. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1992.

Blake, Nayland. New Work: A New Generation. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990.

Halbreich, Kathy, “Katharina Fritsch.” in Culture and Commentary: An Eighties Perspective. Washington D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1990.

Schimmel, Paul. Objectives: the new sculpture. Newport: Newport Habor Art Museum, 1990.

Fritsch, Katharina. Katharina Fritsch: 1979-1989. Cologne: Walther König, 1989.

Fritsch, Katharina. Katharina Fritsch. Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, 1988.

Bussmann, Klaus and Kasper Konig eds. Skulptur Projekte in Munster, 1987. Munster: Westfalisches Landesmuseum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, 1987.

Konig, Kasper ed. Von Hier Aus: Zwei Monate neue deutsche Kunst in Dusselforf. Koln: Dumont, 1984.

Selected Articles

Berg, Tatiana. “Must-See Art Guide: Vienna.” Artnet News, September 21, 2017.

Bruch, Michelle. “The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, reimagined.” Southwest Journal, May 26, 2017.

Cohen, Alina. “10 Places to See Public Art in 2017.” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, January 19, 2017.

Eler, Alicia. “Best of the week: Katharina Fritsch, Northern Invasion, Hall & Oates, more.” Star Tribune, May 11, 2017.

Eler, Alicia. “She’s the artist behind that giant blue chicken coming to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.” Star Tribune, May 15, 2017.

Eler, Alicia. “Walker’s big blue rooster inspires a big blue condom giveaway.” Star Tribune, July 14, 2017.

Gopnik, Blake. “Daily Pic: In DC, a Rooster by Katharina Fritsch Seems to Stand Guard Over the Nation.” Artnet News, January 25, 2017.

“Katharina Fritsch at Walker Art Center.” Contemporary Art Daily, October 9, 2017.

Kerr, Euan. “Meet the artist behind the big blue rooster.” MPR News, June 8, 2017.

Ross, Jenna. “Ahead of opening, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden gets special delivery: the blue rooster’s 15-ton base.” Star Tribune, May 10, 2017.

Simonini, Ross. “Sightlines: Kasper König.” Art in America, June 2017, 49.

Cotter, Holland. “A Bold New Landing for Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art.” The New York Times, September 29, 2016, C19.

Farago, Jason. “National Gallery of Art’s East Building review – a new view of America.” The Guardian, October 3, 2016.

Fritsch, Katharina. “Artists’ Artists.” Artforum, December 2016, 100.

Judkis, Maura. “A floor-to-roof-terrace guide to the National Gallery’s renovated East Building.” The Washington Post, September 29, 2916.

Kennedy, Randy. “Coming to Minneapolis, More Cherries on Top.” The New York Times, January 22, 2016, C22.

Kennicott, Philip. “Subtle changes make a big impression on the National Gallery East Building.” The Washington Post, September 22, 2016.

Thorston, Alice. “Collector’s Corner: Lewis and Sue Nerman.” KC Studio, May/June 2016, 30-33.

Pes, Javier. "Art Basel: Where there are great works by women artists." The Art Newspaper, June 19-21, 2015, cover, 14-15.

Bankowsky, Jack. “Best of 2013.” Artforum, December 2013, p. 214.

Barnett, Laura. “Katharina Fritsch on her Fourth Plinth cockerel sculpture…” The Guardian, July 24, 2013.

Coomer, Martin. “Going Public.” Time Out London, July 23, 2013, pp. 5, 50-51.

Higgins, Charlotte. “Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafaglar Square.” The Guardian, July 25, 2013.

Higgens, Charlotte. “What’s French for double entendre?” The Guardian, July 26, 2013.

Luke, Ben. "Cocking a Snook at Nelson: Katharina Fritsch." London Evening Standard, September 9, 2013.

Malvern, Jack. “Boris crows as French go wild over plinth.” The Times, July 26, 2013, pp. 18-19.

Ochi, Pauli. “Katharina Fritsch’s uncanny sculptures.” Beautiful/Decay, October 25, 2013.

Pearman, Hugh. “This will ruffle some feathers.” The Sunday Times, August 4, 2013.

Searle, Adrian. “Review: Fritsch gives Nelson the bird.” The Guardian, July 26, 2013.

Jacobs, Jodie. “Skulls move onto Art Institute of Chicago terrace.”, May 3, 2012.

Weinberg, Lauren. “Art Institute of Chicago opens Katharina Fritsch show Sat 21.” Time Out Chicago, April 18, 2012.

Bankowsky, Jack. “Best of 2011.” Artforum, December 2011, pp. 208-209.

Tromble, Meredith. “ILLUMInations +.” Stretcher, September 13, 2011.

Vogel, Carol. “… Color in a Sepia City.” The New York Times, June 3, 2011, C22.

Bourland, Ian. “New Work.” Artforum. September 2010.

Criqui, Jean-Pierre. “9 ½ Sur Katharina Fritsch.” M19, 2010, pp. 140-155.

Gartenfeld, Alex. “A House With a View.” Art in America, June 2009.

Jessica, Morgan. “From Out There to Down Here.” Parkett, 2010, pp. 35-40.

Criqui, Jean-Pierre. “ ‘This Dream is About You’ : Katharina Fritsch and the Laws of Animal Attraction.” Parkett, 2010, pp. 46-60.

Colosimo, Jean-Francois. “Mystiques Ecritures de l’extase, extases de l’ecriture. Le Magazine Litteraire, December 4, 2008, p. 51.

Criqui, Jean-Pierre. “Previews: Kunsthaus Zurich.” Artforum, May 2009, pp. 138-139.

Fritsch, Katharina. “Double Life: Project for Artforum.” Artforum, November 2009, pp. 180-191.

Rothkopf, Scott. “Ritual Presence.” Artforum, November 2009, pp. 180-183.

Aoki, Kenji. “Exercise in Utility.” The New York Times Style Magazine, Winter 2008, p. 90.

Burton, Johanna. “Katharina Fritsch: Matthew Marks Gallery.” Artforum, September 2008, p. 456-457.

Levin, Kim. “Katharina Fritsch: Matthew Marks Gallery.” ARTnews, Summer 2008, p. 160.

“Katharina Fritsch at Galleria Civica di Modena.”, May 17, 2007.

Goddard, Peter. “Lot’s of Life amid the gloom.” The Toronto Star, May 17, 2007.

Milroy, Sarah. “The art of buried connections.” The Globe and Mail, August 25, 2007.

Schecter, Francis. “Dead as a Lining Wonder: Brilliant exhibiton at Ydessa Hendles
meditates on survival.”, June 28, 2007.

Smith, Roberta. “In Basel, Contemporary Art Enjoys a Bounty of Friends.” The New York Times, July 6, 2006.

Kraft, Jessica. “New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, Katharina Fritsch.” Contemporary, 2005.

Ouroussoff, Nicolai. “An Expansion Gives New Life to an Old Box.” The New York Times, April 15, 2005.

Berrebi, Sophie. “Cool Lustre.” Frieze, January 2004, pp. 110-111.

Garcia, Camila. “Albright-Knox Opens Renowed Sculpture Exhibition.” Buffalo Rocket, April 21, 2004.

Kunitz, Daniel. “Wish You were Here?” ArtReview, Winter 2004.

Lapp, Axel. “Public/Private: Collections in Switzerland.” Sculpture, June 2004.

Morton, Julia. “Katharina Fritsch.” New York Free Press, November 24-30, 2004.

Schwenderer, Martha. “Katharina Fritsch at Matthew Marks.” Time Out New York, December 16-29, 2004.

Beautyman, Mairi: “Update. Catch these events in November and December.” Interior Design, October 2003.

Colard, Jean-Max. “Cool Lustre: Collection Lambert.” Artforum, November 2003.

Deitcher, David. “Stacked.” Time Out New York, March 13-20, 2003.

Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: Stacked.” The New York Times, Februrary 28, 2003.

Meister, Helga. “Man sollte als Kunstler immer schon zwischen den Stuhlen sitzen,” Kunstforum International, June-July 2003.

Winn, Steven. “Contemporary Art Collection Explodes like a ‘Supernova.’” San Francisco Chronicle, December 15, 2003.

Withers, Rachel. “Katharina Fritsch: Tate Modern, London.” Artforum, January 2002.

“Von Mucken und Elefanten: zu seiner Eroffrung zeigt das Dusseldorfer Standehaus die erste Duestche Werkshau der Popkunstlerin.” Stern, April 18, 2002.

Cumming, Laura. “Doubles all round.” The Observer London, September 8, 2001.

Chapman, Peter. “Art: Katharina Fritsch.” The Independent, September 1, 2001.

Dorment, Richard. “Seriously entertaining.” The Telegraph, September 13, 2001.

Gayford, Martin. “The Rodent that Roared.” The Telegraph, September 7, 2001.

Glatt, Cara. “Exhibit reveals ingrained beauty at MCA” Hyde Park Herald, April 4, 2001.

Hawkins, Margaret. “Boredom and simplicity: Artists display disparate views in MCA shows.” Chicago Sun-Times, March 16, 2001.

Jones, Jonathan. “Katharina Fritsch.” The Guardian. September 16, 2001.

McLaren, Duncan. “Katharina Fritsch: Tate Modern London.” The Independent. September 23, 2001.

Smyth, Cherry. “Katharina Fritsch: Tate Modern.” Art Monthly. October 2001.

Tumlir, Jan. “Katharina Fritsch.” Artforum International. September 2001.

Yood, James. “Katharina Fritsch: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.” Tema Celeste. May 2001, p. 90.

“’Man and Mouse 1991-92’ by Katharina Fritsch.” The Independent. September 7, 2001.


Cotter, Holland. “Katharina Fritsch.” The New York Times, Friday, June 9, 2000.

Kino, Carol. “Katharina Fritsch at Matthew Marks.” Art in America, November 2000.

Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update,” Magazine Reviews, 2000.

Coomer, Martin. “Katharina Fritsch.” Time Out, September 29 – October 10, 1999.

Fischer, Guido. “Engagement mit Augen-Maß: Katharina Fritsch in der Kunsthalle.” Überblick. February, 1999.

Greenberg, Sarah. “The Marco Polo Biennale.” The Art Newspaper, July - August, 1999.

Haase, Amine, “Versöhnung der Gegensätze: 48 Biennale von Venedig." Kunstforum International Book. September–November, 1999

Hirsch, Thomas, “Katharina Fritsch: Museum im Museum.” Biograph März, 1999.

Hoffmans, Christiane. “Künstler über die 'Macht des Alters.” Welt am Sonntag, July 2, 1999.

Kampmann, M., “Komische Idealvorstellung: Katharina Fritschs ‘Damenwahl’ Alexej Koschkarow: Der Düsseldorfer Kunsthalle.” Westfälischer Anzeiger, September 2, 1999.

Karweik, Hans-Adelbert. “Magische Bilderwelt in verzerrten Proportionen.” Wolfsburger Nachrichten, October 23, 1999.

Kramer, Hilton. “The Wrights have a calling for collecting.” The New York Observer, March 15, 1999.

Müller, Bertram. “Derbe Damenwahl: Fritsch und Koschkarow in Düsseldorf.” Rheinische Post, February 6, 1999.

Attias, Laurie. “Close to the Edge.” ARTnews, Summer 1998.

Bazon, Brock. “Dies.,Blindgänger!” Parkett, 1998.

Nemeczek, Alfred. “Vollendung vor dem letzten Ende, Berlin: Die Macht des Alters.” Art, Das Kunstmagazin, October, 1998.

“Du Hundevolk, erschrecke nicht: Eine Skulptur von K.F.” F.A.Z., December 24, 1997, p. 31.

Baur, Eva Gesine,. “Die Tischgesellschaft der schweigenden Herren.” Magazin der Dresdner Bank, August 20, 1997, pp. 20-24.

Bilger, Burkhard. “Cell Block.” The Sciences, September / October 1997, pp. 17-19.

Boschmann, Hella. “Maxi-Ratten, minimalistisch.” Die Welt, January 23 1997, p. 10.

Jansen, Gregor. “Siemens-Winzen bietet Damenwahl an.” Blitzreview, October 11, 1997.

Kent, Bill. “See Cruise.” Art & Antiques, June 1997, pp. 75-79.

Knapp, Gottfried. “Im Schatten des Rattenkönigs.” Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 28, 1997, p. 10.

Morché, Pascal. “Lebendiger reiz statt heiligem Ernst.” Zug (Deutsche Bahn), April 1997, pp. 30-35.

Oehmigen, Karin. “Schrecklich harmlos: Das Basler Museum für Gegenwartskunst zeigt Installationen von Katharina Fritsch.” Sonntags-Zeitung, April 20, 1997, p. 61.

Schmid, Karlheinz. “Prinzip Zukunft: Die Ausstellung des Jahres.” Kunstzeitung, August 1997, p. 1.

Schmitz, Rudolf. “Katharina Fritsch.” Lufthansa Bordbuch, June 1997, p. 48.

Spinelli, Claudia. “Auftürmung der reinen hohlen Form.” Neue Luzerner Zeitung, 1997, p. 47

“Katharina Fritsch im Museum für Gegenwartskunst.” Das Kunst-Bulletin, July / August 1997, p. 32.

Tillessen, Rosemarie. “Die perfekte Inszenierung.” Südkurier, May 3, 1997, p.12.

Wagner, Thomas. “Das Märchen vom Warengestell.” F.A.Z., June 4 1997, p. 37.

Amirrezvani, Anita. “Sculptor creates art of contrast.” The Times / Time Out, August 11, 1996, p. 37.

Benet, Carol. “Playing the numbers.” Marin Independent Journal, November 3, 1996.

Karmel, Pepe. “Katharina Fritsch at Matthew Marks Gallery.” The New York Times, May 10, 1996, C23.

Nicolaus, Frank. “Frauen wagen mehr.” Brigitte, 1996, pp. 158-166.

Pfleiderer, Verena, “Unauslöschliche Zeichen der Kunst.” Neue Presse, November 6, 1996.

Schmidt-Wulffen, Stephan, ed. by Lynne Cooke und Karen Kelly “Low Fidelity: Notes on the Work of Katharina Fritsch.” in Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1996, pp. 129-134.

“Biennale Venedig: Ein Rundgang.” Kunstforum International, 1995 pp. 79-181.

“Wie eine Weltmeisterschaft.” Westfälische Nachrichten, October 6, 1995.

Ammann, Jean-Christophe. “Ich stecke gewiß in keiner autistisch-regressiven Phase purer Selbstbespiegelung, Gespräch mit Heinz-Norbert Jocks.” Kunstforum International, 1995, pp. 72-78.

Blase, Christoph. “Die Biennale in zehn Szenen.” Das Kunst-Bulletin, 1995.

Criqui, Jean-Pierre. “Best of Show.” Artforum, September 1995, pp. 35-36.

Flemming, Viktoria von. “Katharina Fritsch: Mythen reichlich im Angebot.” Art, 1995, pp. 16-27.

Geduldig, Gernot. “Die magische Zahl acht: Katharina Fritsch und der Kunstpreis Aachen.” Aachener Nachrichten, October 2, 1995.

Geduldig, Gernot. “Schwarzer Pudel und weiße Schäfchen.” Aachener Nachrichten, November 16, 1995.

Gropp, Rose-Maria. “Eier am Rande des Nervenzusammenbruchs.” F.A.Z., September, 1995.

“Biennale Venedig: Ein Rundgang.” Kunstforum International, 19965 pp. 79-181.

“Wie eine Weltmeisterschaft.” Westfälische Nachrichten, October 6, 1995.

Ammann, Jean-Christophe. “Ich stecke gewiß in keiner autistisch-regressiven Phase purer Selbstbespiegelung, Gespräch mit Heinz-Norbert Jocks.” Kunstforum International, 1995, pp. 72-78.

Blase, Christoph. “Die Biennale in zehn Szenen.” Das Kunst-Bulletin, 1995.

Criqui, Jean-Pierre. “Best of Show.” Artforum, September 1995, pp. 35-36.

Flemming, Viktoria von. “Katharina Fritsch: Mythen reichlich im Angebot.” Art, 1995, pp. 16-27.

Geduldig, Gernot. “Die magische Zahl acht: Katharina Fritsch und der Kunstpreis Aachen.” Aachener Nachrichten, October 2, 1995.

Geduldig, Gernot. “Schwarzer Pudel und weiße Schäfchen.” Aachener Nachrichten, November 16, 1995.

Gropp, Rose-Maria. “Eier am Rande des Nervenzusammenbruchs.” F.A.Z., September, 1995.