Moll Silver + Gold

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Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers, Rüdiger Joppien, Peter Schmitt, Heinz Spielmann & Christianne Weber-Stöber

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Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Territory: UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East non-exclusive
Size: 285 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 184
Illustrations: 110 colour

RRP £38.00

  • Wilfried Moll is a renown German silversmith and his wife Gerda Moll an extraordinary jewellery artist

In Wilfried Moll's objects you can sense the very development process- in which time is slowed down. "For me, there's no wasted time", says the artist himself. And so works including silver objects, cutlery and also jewellery have developed over the years, which are comprehensively presented for the first time in this publication. Many leading museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired his works as 'exemplary examples' for their collections.
Since 1965 there has been a kindred sentiment to his life partner, the jewellery artist Gerda Moll. Next to clarity and stringency, lightness became the most important characteristic of her rings, pendants and necklaces. She abandoned decor completely; the modular parts of her jewellery pieces comply with ornamental working series- thus fulfilling the function of the jewellery.
For the first time and in large format illustrations this publication presents the work of the silversmith Wilfred Moll. Juxtaposed with the jewellery objects of Gerda Moll, the timeless beauty of both works in unveiled. The prolific interaction between the enduring artists and life partnership over the last nearly fifty years becomes apparent.

Text in English & German

Christianne Weber-Stöber - Encounter with Gerda and Wilfried Moll in November 2010; Wilfried Moll - One-off Piecesl; Peter Schmitt - Wilfried Moll - Liturgical Vessels; Heinz Spielmann - A Single Conviction - Two Concepts. The works of Gerda and Wilfried Moll; Gerda Moll - One-off Pieces; Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers - Wilfried Moll's Designs for Cutlery; Rüdiger Joppien - With head and hand - the works of the silversmith Wilfried Moll; Vita - Walter Wilfried Moll & Gerda Regina Moll.

Exhibitions featuring Moll's work:
Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany: April - June 2011
Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark: June - August 2011
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany: October 2011 - January 2011
Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen, Germany: February - April 2012

Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers is director of the Klingenmuseum, Solingen and board member of the Association for Goldsmiths' Art.
Since 1987, Rüdiger Joppien has been working as a curator for the 20th Century section of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.
Until 2004, Peter Schmitt has been the vice director of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.
Heinz Spielmann, former director of the Landesmuseen Schleswig-Holstein, has worked since 1998 as a curator and author.
Christianne Weber-Stöber is director of the Association for Goldsmiths' Art and the German Goldsmiths' House in Hanau.