The Uffizi and the Boboli Gardens in Florence are to host, from 21 June to 7 October 2018, the most extensive one-man retrospective ever devoted to the man who created "The Sphere" at the Twin Towers in New York.

From 21 June to 7 October Florence will be celebrating Fritz Koenig, an artist whom many consider to be one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, in a major one-man retrospective that is the first exhibition of his work since his death. The exhibition will be hosting a large number of his works in the magnificent vegetation of the Boboli Garden and in the rooms of the Uffizi Gallery, comprising both sculptures and drawings and, for the very first time, including work from the last forty years of his life.

Eike Schmidt, the Director of the Gallerie degli Uffizi, was only too happy to offer the areas under his jurisdiction for this outstanding occasion.

The bronze, stone and corten steel of Koenig's monumental sculptures impart rhythm to the spaces of the mother of all Italian-style gardens, offering visitors the precious interweave of their smooth or rough forms, often seemingly unstable yet mastering a carefully studied imbalance, against a backdrop of unique views in a setting of hedges, majestic trees and sweeping lawns.

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Technical factsheet

Exhibition promoted by

Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo

Gallerie degli Uffizi

Firenze Musei

With the patronage of

H.R.H. Duke Franz of Bavaria

Exhibition organised in conjunction with the Skulpturenmuseum im Hofberg. Stiftung Koenig, Stadt Landshut

Exhibition title

Fritz Koenig


A Retrospective

Exhibition venues

The Uffizi and the Boboli Garden, Florence

Exhibition to run

21 June – 7 Octobre 2018

Director of the Gallerie degli Uffizi

Eike D. Schmidt

Education, Research and Development Division

Marzia Faietti, coordinator

Collections and Services Division

Claudio Di Benedetto, coordinator

Architecture, Landscape and Technology Division

Mauro Linari, coordinator

Security, Reception and Visitor Experience Division

Maurizio Catolfi, coordinator

Administration Division

Silvia Sicuranza, coordinator

Scholarly Exhibition Coordination

Alessandra Griffo

Secretariat to the Director

Monica Alderotti, Alberica Barbolani di Montauto, Veruska Filipperi, Alejandra Micheli

IT, Digital Strategies and Cultural Promotion Department

Gianluca Ciccardi

Exhibition curated by

Alexander Rudigier

Eike D. Schmidt

Stefanje Weinmayr



Layout designed and supervised by

Antonio Godoli, Nicola Santini

Transport and storage department

Antonio Russo, Marco Fiorilli, Michele Murrone, Demetrio Sorace with Ivana Panti

Produced by

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita

Pietro Alongi

Boboli Garden

Initial design and supervision by

Mauro Linari

Produced by

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita

Piero Castri

Graphic art by


Texts by

Percy Adlon

Organisational secretariat

Cristina Gabbrielli

Silvia Cresti, Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita

Exhibition produced and managed by

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita

Communication by

Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Civita

Fig. 1  Fritz Koenig Zwei Rinder Due buoi, 1955 calcare conchilifero Wittelsbacher AusgleichsfondsFritz Koenig Olocausto, 1994, inchiostro di china, collezione privataFritz Koenig  Große Flora D Grande Flora D, 1979/1980 bronzo Collezione privataIl Direttore Eike Schmidt con l'ambasciatrice della Repubblica Federale tedesca Susanne Wasum Reiner S.A.R. Duca Franz di baviera alla presentazione della retrospettiva in Auditorium Vasari, UffiziIl Direttore Eike Schmidt e il regista Percy Aldon alla mostra


Fritz Koenig


A Retrospective

Exhibition venues

The Uffizi and the Boboli Garden, Florence

Exhibition to run

21 June – 7 October 2018


Uffizi section: full price € 20.00; concession € 10.00 for EU citizens aged 18 to 25;

Boboli Garden section: full price € 10.00; concession € 5.00 for EU citizens aged 18 to 25;

Admission free: for children of any nationality under the age of 18, disabled visitors and one carer, journalists, academic staff and students of architecture, cultural heritage conservation and the educational sciences, or pursuing the archaeology or art history pathway in a degree course in the humanities and philosophy, or a degree or equivalent course in any European Union member country, and for Italian full-time or part-time teachers in state schools or the equivalent

Opening hours

The Uffizi: Tuesday – Sunday from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm; closed Monday

The Boboli Garden: Monday – Sunday from 8.15 am to 7.30 pm (June, July, August); from 8.15 am to 6.30 pm (September, October); closed first and last Monday of the month

Guided tour service

Information and reservations: Firenze Musei +39.055.290383