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The Spear is a 1974 work by Gerda Frömel. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumSteel
Dimensions Unframed, 225 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1849
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Gerda Frömel, The Spear, 1974, Steel, Unframed, 225 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Gerda Frömel 1931–1975

In 1948 Gerda Frömel enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart and later went on to study in the Academy of Fine Arts Darmstadt and of Munich, where she studied metalwork and sculpture. While at art school, Frömel met the sculptor Werner Schürmann who she married in 1955. Following the birth of their first child, the couple moved to Ireland 1956. IMMA has included Frömel’s work in landmark exhibitions such as The Moderns (2010-2011) and a major retrospective of her work in 2015.
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