editions

DAUM FRANCE 2018

Daum-VILLAS-©2018
Head of a Panther 1/125 crystal 36x22x29cm ©2018

Daum, since 1878

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 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.

For his first collaboration with Daum, Patrick Villas realizes a proud and powerful panther’s head. Felines are a central theme of his work. The crystal worked with the lost-wax technique transcribes all the work of the material, and preserves the modeling traces specific to the work of Patrick Villas, giving birth to a very contemporary sculpture. The crystal plays with the light and brings a new emotional momentum to Patrick Villas’ work.

“In my work, I use shadows and natural lights to create a living interaction between the interlocutor and the work. I suggest the details and the shadows complete them. Throughout my career, I researched different materials and techniques: painting, sculpture, bronze, clay, ceramics and now crystal. I’ve know Daum since my youth, when I crossed the whole of France in search of antiquities and captivating objects, the vases and lampshades by Daum particularly touched me. Having the opportunity to create especially for Daum Nancy is an honour.” – Patrick Villas

 


 

ROYAL BOCH 2007 / 2008

Patrick Villas did 2 series for Belgian earthenware factory Royal Boch, a company that for more than 170 years, has been synonymous with superior craftsmanship known worldwide.

The first one was in 2007, a series of 5 pieces in a limited edition:

The 2007 series comprises :

  • Royal Panther, 64 x 42 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Panther Head, 26 x 28 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Pigeon, 64 x 20 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Cat, 12 x 8 cm, series of 14 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/14, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Wing, 80 x 37 cm, series of 12 pieces + 2 EA + 1 prototype + 1 HC  in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/12, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.

All the pieces of this series are sold out.


 

The 2008 series comprises :

  • Royal Bust I, h 39 cm, artist series of 50 pieces in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/50, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Bust II, h 45 cm, artist series of 50 pieces in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/50, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
  • Royal Bust III, h 42 cm, artist series of 50 pieces in ivory ceramic, handmade, signed ‘Villas’, numbered 1/50, stamped with ‘Royal Boch’ logo.
3 busts for Royal Boch 2007
Royal Busts II-I-III h.39-45cm ceramic 1/50 © 2008

Originally, a series of 1500 pieces of each of the 3 Royal Bust was ordered, 3 glazing options for each piece : ivory (limited edition of 600 pieces), craqueled ivory (limited edition of 600 pieces) and bronze (limited edition of 300 pieces). Due to financial problems in the Royal Boch factory anno 2008, only a part of this edition was finished and commercialized. As a result, you may encounter unnumbered and unsigned pieces of this series. Only the numbered and signed pieces are authenticated by the artist.

In this series, Royal Bust I has had 375 numbered pieces in the original series and 50 numbered and signed pieces in the artist edition (ivory glazing only). 125 pieces were signed and numbered 1-125/600 (ivory), 1-125/300 (bronze) and 1-125/600 (craqueled ivory).

Royal Bust II has had 290 numbered pieces in the original series and 50 numbered and signed pieces in the artist edition (ivory glazing only). 70 pieces were signed and numbered 1-70/600 (ivory), 110 pieces 1-110/300 (bronze) and 110 pieces 1-110/600 (craqueled ivory).

Royal Bust III has had 282 numbered pieces in the original series and 50 numbered and signed pieces in the artist edition (ivory glazing only). 106 pieces were signed and numbered 1-106/600 (ivory), 106 pieces 1-106/300 (bronze) and 70 pieces 1-70/600 (craqueled ivory).