Daum LOVE by Jacques Villegle, Limited Edition Sculpture
Daum LOVE by Jacques Villegle, Limited Edition Sculpture
$13,800.00 Add to Cart
Item# D05675
Size: H: 17. 3" L: 12. 6" W: 3. 5"

Jacques Village, born in 1926 in Quimper, France, is a French artist and a founder of the new Realists group. A precursor to contemporary street art, the artist's work is imbued with an urban as the tic, and has evolved over time. Village eventually decided to concentrate exclusively on making laser-cut posters. He said of his work, "By taking on the poster, I take on history. " His work consists of letting beauty hidden by the thickness of paper, torn or damaged with time, emerge from urban chaos. Star'arts, " signed by Village and created in 2011 in collaboration with Daum, is a piece of work representing the profile of the artist in crystal, adorned with socio-political symbols. To stay true to the artistic spirit of the artist, Daum used pre-melted crystal for the first time. This created a surface of a thousand and one facets, invited a unique play of light to the piece. A master of giving objects a second life, Village imbues his art with constant motion and crystallizes it in Daum's atelier to bear an eternal message. Signed by the artist, LOVE is a piece rich in symbols that kicks off Daum's season of art. In four letters, the artist plunges us into his vibrant atmosphere of street art, and imagines a dynamic interpretation of the the themes of love, culture and politics. This magnificent work invites us to discover symbols steeped in history such as the Cross of Lorraine, the Euro sign, or even a heart pierced by an arrow. All these symbols coexist in a crossing of tradition and modernity, and an encounter between classic crystal-making and street-art.

Daum, the legendary glassmaker master, has kept alive for more than a century a love relationship with the greatest artists of its time, giving their work of art a second life of crystal and colours. From the Ecole de Nancy, from Art Nouveau to Art Decoratif, from Majorelle to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has not missed any of the magic rendez-vous of the artistic creation and modern savoir-faire, which has always renewed the alliance of art and art craft.

Few brands have worked with as many artists: for nearly 140 years, more than 350 exceptional signatures have constituted a heritage beyond compare, a unique collection.

How to convey those works into crystal sculptures? This is where Daum's secret lies, shaper of the exception, highly knowledgeable workshop, laboratory of wonders, designer of incomparable objects. All of the Daum pieces are lovingly hand produced in France, using traditional lost wax sculpting technique.