Sunday, August 10, 2014
I was born with...
Newcastle upon Tyne/Berlin: Locus+/Little And Large Editions, 2013
Edition of 13 (+3 APs) signed and numbered copies
Silver spoons of various sizes bought in flea markets in Berlin with their bowls sharpened “to the equivalent tolerence of a surgeon’s blade”. The spoons are engraved with the title and artist’s name, and signed and numbered on the enclosed certificate, which instructs that it should "accompany it through all sales and changes of ownership.” The edition was launched last year in Venice and sold out quickly.
Little And Large Editions have also produced editions by Ceal Floyer, Jonathan Monk, Dave Allen, John Baldessari, Martin Boyce, David Shrigley and others. Locus+ have published editions by Fiona Banner, Mark Dion, Stefan Gec, and Mark Wallinger.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Black Spot Tea Set
New York, USA: Cypher Editions, 2001
Edition of 39 signed and numbered copies.
A tea set of 13 porcelain teacups and saucers, with a teapot, creamer and sugar bowl in a black linen box with satin ribbon enclosures. Part of the set is marked with the black spot at the bottom of the teacups and on some of the saucers.
A beautifully produced edition, if someone slight. It's available for $4200 CDN at Art Metropole, here.
Individual teacups were also available separately, in an edition of 666 copies (which now probably makes all involve shudder, the way people who've kept the same email address since their teens feel about having email@example.com as their contact info).