Collision of Particles by Elizabeth Fritsch

This piece was made with the Ashmolean specifically in mind and is the first acquisition of a work by Fritsch for the museum.

Details

Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
Height: 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Adrian Sassoon

The Collision of Particle series, with its slightly surreal three-dimensional geometry, is arguably the finest achievement of the artist's career. The Ashmolean wanted to purchase a work by Fritsch through the Art Fund Collect initiative. This initiative helped museums purchase works at Collect 2009, the Craft Council's contemporary craft fair. Although they were not successful under this scheme, the Art Fund encouraged them to reapply through the Small Grants scheme.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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