Enrique Martínez Celaya & Käthe Kollwitz

From the First and the Last Things



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The artist Enrique Martínez Celaya and the collector couple Gudrun and Martin Fritsch have shared the same passion for decades: enthusiasm for and preoccupation with the work of Käthe Kollwitz. While the Berlin collector couple built up the most important privately owned Kollwitz collection, the artist referred to the artist in many ways in his work. Parallels can also be found in the artistic practice of Martínez Celaya and Kollwitz. The work of both artists occupies a space between drawing and sculpture and articulates a deeply felt humanism as an expression of their respective biographies. On the occasion of the exhibition at Galerie Judin, Enrique Martínez Celaya created a group of works distilling his examination of Käthe Kollwitz, which now enters into an exciting dialogue with the works from the Fritsch Collection.

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Weight 988 g
Dimensions 25 x 30.2 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 22 July 2021
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Martin Fritsch, Gudrun Fritsch, Juerg Judin, Pay Matthis Karstens, and Hanna Seibel, Text by Anita Beloubek-Hammer and Enrique Martínez Celaya
Dimensions 25 x 30.2 cm
Weight 988 g


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ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA (*1964) was born in Cuba, grew up in Spain and Puerto Rico, and studied physics and painting in the United States. He is a painter, sculptor, and writer living in Los Angeles, California. His work is represented in exhibitions and collections of important institutions worldwide.

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945) studied in Berlin and Munich and became Germany's first female art professor. Her work in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture made her one of the most significant German artists of the last century.