Paolo Canevari Knife, She Wolf; Spoon, Octopus; Fork, Eagle, 2018 Silver serving cutlery with diamonds, rubies and pearls Edition of 5 Signed and numbered The She-Wolf, the Eagle and the Octopus, is a creation by the Italian artist Paolo Canevari in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani made in a limited edition of 5. It is part of the sophisticated set of zoomorphic silver serving cutlery inspired by three animals which across human history have been associated with symbols of power: the She-Wolf, the Eagle and the Octopus, eyes made of diamonds, rubies and pearls, respectively. Through employing these archetypal images yet using them in a new context, the artist puts their meaning in jeopardy and invites us to reflect on how and why society constructs its own iconography. The She-Wolf represents Earth, one of the four Classical Elements. Venerated in Ancient Rome, the animal’s most notable role was nurturing and sheltering the abandoned twins Romulus and Remus – just as our land’s food-bearing soil protects us from withering away. Romulus would grow up to become the founder and first King of Rome, and his saviour, the She-Wolf, is until today the official symbol of the City of Rome. Engaging with the Wolf’s traditional representation of instinct, intelligence and […]
Ania Guillaume Sérénité (Serenity), 2018 Gold plated hand-sculpted brass candle holder 16 x 15 cm Edition of 8 plus 4 AP Signed and numbered In collaboration with Acampora Profumi With the artist’s interest in nature’s intricate spirituality, the holders take form of hand sculpted gingko leaves made in gold plated brass embracing the candle like a sculpture. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing that is associated with the history of Acampora and its wonderful aromas.
Tom Sachs New Bedford Watch, 2010 Black face and black leather strap Casio G Shock DW-5600 45 cm long Tom Sachs is known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, sampling capitalist culture, remixing, dubbing and spitting it back out again, so that the results are transformed and transforming. The New Bedford Watch has been handmade in the artist’s studio in New York. It wraps twice around the wrist, like the Hermés double-tour watches.
Alighiero Boetti Orologio Annuale 1985 Ed. 12/50 1986 Ed. 57/200 1987 Ed. 24/50 Inframe: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Alighiero Boetti has designed 17 annual watches from 1977 to 1994. Each year has a different edition number of 50, 100 or 200. The watches are manual winding timepieces, stainless steel box and leather strap. Watch length: 23 cm. (9 in). Incised ‘Alighiero Boetti’ and numbered on the reverse of the watch case. Titled, dated, annotated.
Tom Sachs Space Program Tie Clip, 2013 Silver plated hand-engraved tie clip Limited edition Tom Sachs is known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, sampling capitalist culture, remixing, dubbing and spitting it back out again, so that the results are transformed and transforming. The Space Program Tie Clip was worn by Team Grumman during Space Program: MARS. Its intention is to keep your tie safe from chainsaws, resin, red beans and rice.