Paintings in Hospitals is delighted to announce that the leading artist Edmund de Waal has donated our 2021 Patrons Circle fundraising Edition.

Edmund de Waal is an artist who writes. Much of his work is about the contingency of memory: bringing particular histories of loss and exile into renewed life. Both his artistic and written practice have broken new ground through their critical engagement with the history and potential of ceramics, as well as with architecture, music, dance, and poetry. De Waal continually investigates themes of diaspora, memorial, materiality, and the colour white with his interventions and artworks made for diverse spaces and museums worldwide.

Edmund de Waal, I placed a jar, I-XX, 2021

Edmund de Waal, I placed a jar, I-XX, 2021. Unglazed porcelain with embossed handwritten text and gold leaf. Edition of 20 variants.

For this new edition, de Waal has created a series of 20 delicate unglazed porcelain tiles, embossed with his hand-written rendering of the Wallace Stevens poem Anecdote of the Jar, each hand-embellished with fragments of gold leaf. The combination of porcelain, gold-leaf, and poetic text lie at the heart of his practice and the charity is honoured to be able to offer the edition for sale. The full details are:

I placed a jar, I-XX
2021
Unglazed porcelain with embossed handwritten text and gold leaf
17.0 x 12.0 x 0.2 cm each
Edition of 20 variants

Given the small edition and demand, we are only able to offer these on a first-come, first-served basis and for collection only. We now only have a few remaining and please contact us if you are interested in receiving further information.

Unglazed porcelain with embossed handwritten text and gold leaf. 17.0 x 12.0 x 0.2 cm each. Edition of 20 variants.

Edmund de Waal, I placed a jar, I-XX, 2021. Unglazed porcelain with embossed handwritten text and gold leaf. Edition of 20 variants.

Edmund de Waal is an artist patron of Paintings in Hospitals. Every year, a leading international artist creates an edition especially for the charity to raise much-needed funding. To date, editions have included works by Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, and Bridget Riley. Previous supporters are given priority access to future editions.

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