In 2005, the Israel Museum's International Council Co-Chair, Marion Naggar, initiated a series of special commissions by cutting-edge artists to be sold in exclusive limited editions for the benefit of the Museum. Following the success of the commissioned works by Damien Hirst (2005 – Sold Out), limited editions have been released by Yinka Shonibare, MBE, (2007), Ron Arad (2008), Liza Lou (2010), William Kentridge (2011), Arik Levy (2014) and most recently Jeff Koons (2015).
To purchase a limited edition of any of the works below, please contact Carina Auerbach at firstname.lastname@example.org, +972-2-670-8890.
Seated Ballerina, 2015, by Jeff Koons, is a wooden sculpture (46 x 43 x 25 cm), produced in an edition of 50 + 10 APs in commemoration of the Museum's 50th Anniversary year in 2015. Seated Ballerina is priced at $50,000 (excluding VAT and shipping). All pieces are signed and numbered.
Illusion, 2014, by Arik Levy, is a series of unique, mouth-blown sculptured vases in silvered and colored art glass (40 x 20 cm). The silver vase is an edition of 40 + 2 APs, priced at $10,000 and the colored vase is part of an edition of 20 + 2 APs, priced at $15,000 (excluding VAT and shipping). All pieces will be signed by the artist and issued a certificate of authenticity.
Glass Water Jug, 2012, by William Kentridge, followed the retrospective exhibition, William Kentridge: Five Themes, which the Israel Museum hosted in 2011. Created in an edition of 40 bronzes + 2 APs, Glass Water Jug (25 x 24 x 18 cm) is signed WK and numbered, and is available at $22,500 (excluding VAT and shipping).
Gather Forty, 2010, by Liza Lou, is a series comprised of 40 individual sculptures featuring gold-plated beads threaded onto 400 individual strands of stainless steel wire and bound into a single sheaf (25 x 12 cm) to create a circular field. The sculpture is available for $22,500 (excluding VAT and shipping) and is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist.
Culture Flower, 2007, by Yinka Shonibare, MBE, is a delicate bouquet of hand-made fabric flowers arranged in a hand-blown opaque black glass vase. (30 x 27 cm). The exuberant bouquet of gardenias, camellias, peonies and roses is made from the artist's signature African fabric. Each flower has been hand selected by the artist from a different batik cloth, and in each arrangement in this edition of 40, the choice of fabric flowers is varied, making each piece unique. The work is priced at $30,000 (excluding shipping and VAT) and includes a signed certificate of authenticity by the artist.
Image courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery
PizzaKobra Light, 2014, by designer and architect Ron Arad, is a small masterpiece of art technology that can be transformed from a flat coil into a unique object of fluid design and can be positioned into a variety of configurations. PizzaKobra is part of an edition of 40, available at $15,000 (excluding VAT and shipping). Each piece is signed by the artist and numbered.
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