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Just in time for holiday giving, our latest illy Art Collection was designed by renowned contemporary artist Kiki Smith. Kiki Smith contributes her boundless imagination to a simple, joyful, everyday act such as sipping an illy espresso. Inspired by classical mythology, folk tales and a fascination with animals, Smith celebrates nature with colorful celestial motifs and gossamer-winged butterflies in this beautifully evocative collection. These exclusive cup sets are all numbered and signed by the artist.
Kiki Smith Espresso
Set of 6 cups and saucers
Born in 1954 in Nuremberg, Germany, Kiki Smith lives and works in New York city. Her creations are rooted in history and feminism, filled with magic elements from individual and wider genres, comprising sculptures, drawings, engravings, ceramics, photographs, and videos, each highly personal and versatile. She was born into a world steeped in art, and has been active since 1980. Her works form a part of the collections of some of the world’s leading museums, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In recent years, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, and the Kunstmuseum in Krefeld have all organized prestigious retrospectives on her work.