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Jaume Plensa

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SINGLE, LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, OF 998 NUMBERED COPIES IN ARABIC NUMERALS, AND 200 IN ROMAN NUMERALS. SOLD OUT

Year: 2015

Work

A unique, unrepeatable edition of an original sculpture created specially by Jaume Plensa for Artika. A true work of art that gives us the opportunity to appreciate one of the world’s most influential sculptors. 

Artika presents a limited, numbered work – 998 copies in Arabic numerals, and 200 in Roman numerals – and all of them signed individually by the artist himself. The sculpture also features Plensa’s original signature in bas-relief. 

This stunning sculpture, which has been conceived as a case in two sections that can be closed and held shut by a system of hidden magnets, shows the face of a girl with her eyes closed. Anna, the girl in question, is a constant image in Plensa’s work, with her countenance that transmits a sense of serenity, and emphasises the concept of inner beauty. 

The large-format Artist’s Book takes us on a visual journey through the most recent years of the artist’s work. A wide selection of photographs interspersed with reflections by Plensa himself and quotes from famous writers. For display purposes, the piece comes with a black resin stand that features the artist’s name in relief. 

Devised by Rafael Argullol, the Study Book is an indispensable work of reference for anyone wishing to discover and truly understand the work of Jaume Plensa and his evolution. 

Conceived by the poet of sculpture, this work is filled with subtle details that change according to the direction of the light.

The production process

The drawings are set down in a layout that is subsequently digitalised. A drill is used to create the original aluminium mould.

After it has been approved by the sculptor, the mould is then injected with polyurethane resin. Once the resin has set, the piece is removed from the mould.

Each sculpture is given a white polished pigment coating finish, after which it is carefully polished by hand.

The original mould includes Jaume Plensa’s signature in bas-relief.

The books, devised and individually signed by the artist, are hand-sewn using high quality natural thread.

After the copies have been numbered, experts carefully bind each volume by hand.

The bookbinder attaches the embossed covers, taking maximum care with all the details.

The stand, which features a typeface that has been specially created by the sculptor, is produced manually by filling a mould with liquid black resin.

Technical specifications

    The sculpture
  • Original sculpture-case by Jaume Plensa made in two sections, each measuring 32.5 cm
  • Produced in rigid moulded polyurethane with a white polished pigment coating finish
  • Front and lateral blocks held together with neodymium magnets
  • Artist’s book and study book secured in the case using the same system
    The artist’s book
  • Format: 42,5 × 30,8 cm
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Printed in 4/4 inks plus selective varnishing
  • Cover lined with black Peltouch 620 material, embossed on the front and in matt silver on the spine
  • Inside covers: Scolex Negro 180g paper
  • Inside pages: Tatami White 170g paper
  • Sheets sewn with thread
  • Calligraphic manual page numbering
  • Texts in the author’s original language, translated into Spanish and English
    The stand
  • A black resin piece, hand-made using a mould, for displaying the artist’s book. Features the artist’s name in bas-relief, in a special typeface created by Jaume Plensa
    The study book
  • Format: 27 × 15.5 cm
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Printed in 4/4 inks plus selective varnishing
  • Cover in glossy coated paper (135g) printed in 4 inks plus matt plastic lamination and embossed in matt silver on the spine
  • Inside pages: Tatami White 135g paper
  • Inside covers: Nettuno Nero 140g paper
  • Sheets sewn with thread
  • Bilingual edition in Spanish and English