When FAILE artists Patrick Miller and Patrick McNeil met with KPM Berlin for the first time in 2017, it was still completely open what a joint project could look like. It was the contact to the Galerie Springmann that quickly made it clear that the joint object was to be a porcelain version of an iconic character for the New Yorkers: The dreamy girl, created for the first time in porcelain, leaning against a tree trunk, belongs to a motif known in the 20-year success story of FAILES and the international art scene.
The special feature of the innovative cooperation between the two partners is the playful combination of New Pop Art Millers and McNeils with traditional craftsmanship and the valuable material of the Berlin luxury manufactory. Together with FAILE, the historic KPM porcelain was transformed into an unexpected form and artistically revived. The result is an object created to perfection, which triggers a special desire among art lovers, porcelain lovers and collectors.
On Saturday, 6 October 2018, an exclusive circle of art lovers and collectors gathered in the halls of the Berlin Porcelain Manufactory to accompany the unveiling of the mystical porcelain sculpture SACRED YOUNG MINDS. It combines the craftsmanship of KPM Berlin, which can look back on more than 250 years of tradition, and iconographic art from New York in a previously unseen way.
The object will be available in a strictly limited, individually designed edition of 24 + 5 individual Artist Proof copies and a matching box designed by the artists.
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"With KPM+, we have created an institutional contact point for our manufactory through which we can exchange ideas with very different contemporary artists and designers, literally look outside the box and work out together how porcelain, a material rich in tradition, can be interpreted. The collaboration with FAILE now marks our first transatlantic cooperation, which has resulted in a uniquely beautiful and iconic sculpture," says Jenja Carow, Head of Marketing at KPM Berlin.