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2011 - Francesco Clemente

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2011 - Francesco Clemente

 Francesco Clemente


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 Artist: Francesco Clemente (read more about artist ...)francescoclementegiorgioarmanicinemasociety
 Year: 2011
 Factory: IPA
 Number Of Copies: 100,000 (not confirmed)
 Inside: illy Art Collection
 Bottom: Signed

 Other Versions: 

 illy Francesco Clemente Art Cappuccino set of 6

 illy Francesco Clemente Bar Set

 Special Edition: No
 Package: Yes
 Chance to buy: High (you can buy it on ebay,illy.com or in many ither internet shops)

 Estimated Price:  

6 cups set:

  •  $150 - illy.com
  •  $120-$150 - Ebay

2 cups set:

  • $60 - Ebay / International stores
 Other Cups by the Same Artist: None

 

 

Descriptions 

The new Illy Gallery (after New York, Milan, Trieste, Istanbul and Berlin) opened in London on September 12 2011 and is hosted in the Flos/Moroso showroom. At the London opening it was the turn of Francesco Clemente to present his coffee cups.

Michelangelo Pistoletto has been chosen as the key organizer entrusted with art direction for the fall season. He has opted to show one of his best-known recent works, Tavolo Mediterraneo - Love Difference, a mirror surface which unites and juxtaposes the many elements that make up the Mediterranean. On this occasion, the large table will act as a meeting place and "soapbox" for the many artists, designers, curators, chefs, musicians and photographers invited to participate in public debates on contemporary culture.

The conversations between Illy Gallery's many guests are presented in the form of dialogues/performances between two diverse personalities from different fields. On the opening day, September 12, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Andrea Illy had a debate with Piero Gandini and Patrizia Moroso. On September 13 the body-art pioneer Marina Abramovic had "duel" with designer Patricia Urquiola, while on the 24th Paola Pivi was meeting musician David Cunningham.

In the newest illy cup collection by Francesco Clemente, the artist integrates passion for art with the pleasure of coffee. Each of these cups transforms the ritual of drinking coffee by creating an inspiring moment where art and taste come together. "I like ceremonies", Clemente said,-  "the vocabulary of rites and objects full of meaning."

That spread watercolors on ceramics, letters of the alphabet, such poems are completed, unique works in assonance with colors so fluid and intricate they appear in motion.

"... The Neapolitan artist's nomadism can be encountered in the stylistic fusion he achieves between representation and abstraction, between the full and the empty, between decoration and narration, between the East and the West. His colors take on a tonality between the mind and the natural. This also happens when Clemente encounters ceramics to decorate the Illy collection cups and saucers, where he confirms his intention of creating a serial iconography through the presence of printed letters that are part of the same alphabet (his language) but also underline the difference in each product.

All this implies fluidity and flow, integration in nature and immersion in subjectivity. The ceramics become the welcoming support of his vision which moves happily from pictorial fixity to the visual condition of a liquid image." - Achille Bonito Oliva.

The cups are sold in several configurations:

• 6 illy Art Collection espresso cups

• 6 illy Art Collection cappuccino cups

• 2 illy Art Collection espresso cups

• 2 illy Art Collection cappuccino cups

• Bar Cups – have different watercolors image than illy Art Collection set and white saucers

Pictures

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 The saucers have letters . Do we know what these letter means ? Letters : M , U , A , O , E and I

Bar Cups – have different watercolors image than illy Art Collection set and white saucers. Also inside bar cups have "illy Espresso Francesco Clemente", instead of illy Art Collection .

 cups -bar

 


Package

There are 2 different packages : 2 cups package and 6 cups package .

2 cups package was available in Europe and never came to distribution to US. This package includes three different sets, each with its own letter combination . These letters are printed on corresponding saucers:

 

  • Set 1: cups and saucers with letters M + U
  • Set 2: cups and saucers with letters A + O
  • Set 3: cups and saucers with letters E + I

 

2cups set

6 pack package is a standard packge used by illy already several years :

clemente pack_6_illy Art Collection

 

Brochure

TBD

 

 


 

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