Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    ‘Made by Bees: Ephemeral Constructions by Tomás Gabzdil Libertíny’, Moss, New York, May 19– July 14, 2007

  • Literature

    Jennifer Hudson, Process: 50 Product Designs From Concept to Manufacture, London, 2008, pp. 127-130

  • Catalogue Essay

    This exaggerated replica of a Greek Nolan Amphora, originally used for storing honey, was created by Libertiny using a custom-made mold, which he then mounted on a two-axis rotational frame. Incorporating several different qualities of beeswax to achieve a patina of age, this contemporary Amphora - a heroic, neo-archeological artifact - is cast in a material originating from flowers, as well as shaped in a vessel meant to store honey.


‘The Dialectics of Desire

Fiberglass-reinforced cast natural beeswax, stainless steel, painted wood.
80 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in (204.5 x 69.9 x 69.9 cm)
Produced by Studio Libertíny, the Netherlands. Artist’s proof from the edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof. Shoulder inset in metal with ‘LIBERTINY’.

$25,000 - 35,000 


16 October 2012
New York