The Oetker Collection of hotels present a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld through an exhibition where artworks honour this legendary designer
November 27, 2019: Honoring the legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away at the beginning of the year, the Oetker Collection and curator Kiki Kausch are hosting a fascinating exhibition, titled ‘Karl Cool’.
The legendary fashion designer’s indescribable creativity and extravagant lifestyle influenced people around the globe. Available to view until January 6, 2020, the exhibition is being held in Baden-Baden’s Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa. During a week-long process, prominent artists used light, granite, canvas, photographs and bronze to create works especially for this event as a personal tribute to Karl Lagerfeld.
Among the exhibitors are contemporary artist Gregor Hildebrandt, international graffiti artist MadC, light artist Susanne Rottenbacher, and Berlin’s photo artist Kiki Kausch, whose first work was in fact a portrait of Lagerfeld.
Mr. Lagerfeld left behind a rich treasure of artworks, collector’s items and photographs including little-known images for Rolls Royce that are being made available for the exhibition for the first time by publisher and Lagerfeld confidant Gerhard Steidl.
An extract of the Karl Cool tribute will go on display at Le Bristol Paris at the start of 2020. The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc will also show Karl Lagerfeld’s signed, 14-part Rolls Royce series from April 16 to May 16, 2020. Guests of Oetker Collection of hotels will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase the works. The prices range between €5000 and €33,000.
Mr. Steidl reminisces, “Fashion was of course the subject of his professional photographs. We used the term ‘private photographs’ for anything else. These were portraits of people whom he liked as well as abstractions, architecture and landscapes. Of all these photographic worlds it was the abstractions that I liked best."