illy collection 2012 - Limited edition. The Third Paradise
New never used.
In the original gift box.
1 illy signed and numbered - Espresso cup and saucer.
Disigners: Michelangelo Pistoletto
No coffee included.
Illy art collection 2013 limited edition.
The Third Paradise created by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The new illy Art Collection “The Third Paradise” is signed by Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the most influential representative of the international artistic panorama, awarded with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2003 at the Venice Biennial, together with Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella.
The new coffee cup, in limited and numbered edition, has been presented in Paris on April 25th, on the occasion of the new Espressamente illy Louvre Opéra boutique inauguration and to coincide with the “Year 1, Paradise on Earth” exhibition of which Pistoletto is curator, open to the public from April 25 to September 2 at the Louvre Museum.
“The Third Paradise”, a global project created by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte, is represented by a new infinity symbol, which aims at replacing the traditional one. The infinity line intersects twice, and therefore makes three circles. The two circles by the sides represent respectively the Earthly Paradise, ruled by the Nature’s intelligence, and the Artificial Paradise, developed by the human intelligence which in time has led to a dimension ruled by artificial needs and pleasures. In the artist’s mind, the Third Paradise is the core of this triad, and it conveys the notion of responsible social transformation, a key ideal that joins in one pledge art, science, economics, spirituality, and politics.
This concept of the Third Paradise finds one of its expressions in this new illy Art Collection: the cup handles represent the Earthly Paradise and the Artificial Paradise, while the cup filled with coffee is the representation of the harmony generated by the Third Paradise.