Cafetiere in the Piranesi Taste, 2011
Hand-coloured etching on Somerset Velvet 300gsm
Edition of 85, signed and numbered
60 x 40 cm
£750 (ICA members £650)
To accompany his major solo exhibition at the ICA, Pablo Bronstein has generously created a hand-coloured etching; Cafetière in the Piranesi Taste 2011 in a limited edition of 85. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Cafetière in the Piranesi Taste 2011 depicts a fanciful version of a coffee pot in the style of 18th-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Piranesi was famous for his fictitious images of monuments, many in a state of near-collapse, and he also designed replica roman objects for the Grand Tour tourist trade, a style which subsequently influenced the decorative arts of the period. Bronstein's coffee pot, depicted as a building within a landscape, is both a play on scale and a reflection of the social hierarchy represented through objects.
This is a exceptional opportunity to collect a work by an artist whose work is included in major public and private collections worldwide, including Tate Collection, London; Collection Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich; Graphische Sammlung / Collection of Prints and Drawings at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York.
Pablo Bronstein (born 1977, Buenos Aires) lives and works in London. He completed his BA in Fine Art at the Slade (2001) and an MA Visual Arts at Goldsmiths College (2004). Solo exhibitions include Garden A La Mode at Tate Britain (2010), Pablo Bronstein at the Met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009), and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich (2007). Significant group shows include Move at the Hayward Gallery (2010), Manifesta 8, Mucia (2010), PERFORMA 07, New York (2007), and Tate Triennial (2006).