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2013 - Liu Wei

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2013 - Liu Wei

 

 Purple Air 2013


Wei Group-w-box 560x560
 Artist: Liu Wei (read more about artist ...)LiuWei
 Year: 2013
 Factory: unknown
 Number Of Copies: unknown (not confirmed)
 Inside: illy Art Collection
 Bottom: Signed , Saucers - Signed and Numbered
 Other Versions: Cappucino Set , Tea Set, Special Cans, Espresso Bar Set , Cappucino Bar set
 Special Edition: No .Special Edition was also produced.Read more...
 Package: 6 cups in a box ( other variation - 2 cups in a box)
 Chance to buy:  Very High (easy available in many e-stores , including illy)
 Estimated Price: $155
 Other Cups by the Same Artist:
  • 2006 illy bar set flowers

 

 

Descriptions 

 

Italian roaster illy decided “Go East” with targeting China’s coffee market, with high hopes that coffee’s meteoric climb will continue in this country. Also it reflects huge wave of interest in Europe and US to modern art in China. The prices of Chinese artists sky rocketing in auction cross the globe. These two factors lead to opening Galleria illy in Beijing in Oct 26 2012.  You can read more about Galleria here.

It was just matter of time before illy will produce new cup with one of the Chinese artists. Based on list of special guests I would expect that it will be Liu Wei , Lin Tianmiao or  maybe collaboration effort Chinese artists from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA).

According to Liu Wei, the decorations on the cups, saucers and cans are inspired from the series of work “The Purple Air”, which shows “the ongoing urbanization process and the structural changes which take place in contemporary urban areas.”

PurpleAir

 

 

Purple 20Air gr 1

 

illy describe the artworks as:

“A complex and frenetic work with science-fiction overtones which for Liu Wei represents the continuously-evolving process of urbanization, and the structural changes taking place in modern cities. The result is a stylised metropolitan landscape with a powerful visual and emotional impact.  With voids and spaces defined by unconventional colors, rigid lines that soften and then seem to liquefy, vivid sunsets and dreamlike lights.”

The series are coming in espresso/cappuccino/tea mug sets. The set is included 6 cups or 2 cups. The gift box design is done similar to previous Kikki Smith illy Art Collection set, when cups surround the beautifully designed saucers. As any illy art collection series the cups are signed and numbered.

 

The most interesting fact about Liu Wei collection, is special espresso edition cup which was produced specifically for Galleria illy event. The size of the cup is something in middle between espresso and cappuccino cup. You can read more about this cup here.

 

Pictures

Following pictures can be found at illy.com :

 

 illy Art Collection Liu Wei 2013 6

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Wei Cap-Cup-2 560x560

 Wei Cap-Cup-3 560x560

Wei cap-cup-4-use 560x560

Wei Cap-Cup-5 560x560

Wei Cap-Cup-6 560x560

 

 

 

 

 

Package

 The gift box of 6 cups is widely available in US. The 2 other combinations - 2 cups with/without cofee can are available in Europe only. Coffee Can is also designed by Liu Wei and can be bought separately in 2 design variations for Roast and Bean.

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LiuWei package of 2

 

LiuWei package of 2 no coffe illy

 

 

 

Brochure

 TBD

 

 

 

 

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