November 2015 // Artist’s Recipes Auction
Auction at Galerie von Bartha Basel
“ARTISTS’ RECIPES”, the artists’ cookbook with recipes and illustrations by 81 international artists, follows up an outstanding launch with a second edition. The book contains contributions from such artists as Marina Abramovic, Erwin Wurm, Ólafur Elíasson und Anish Kapoor.
The artists’ originals which served as the basis for the book were sold in a charity auction in Basel’s von Bartha gallery. The proceeds of over 35,000.- Swiss francs were donated to the organisation “Viva con Agua Schweiz”. The money was used for a water project in Nepal carried out in cooperation with the Swiss aid organisation Helvetas. The original works are on display at the Volkshaus Basel.
Along with regular bookshops, “ARTISTS’ RECIPES” is also available in museums such as the Fondation Beyeler, Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, Tinguely Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts – London, Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Stedelijk Museum, Buchhandlung Walther König, MoMA PS1, .
This unique artists’ cookbook has enjoyed significant success. Christie’s included it in their list of the “BEST OF ARTBOOKS”, and it was reviewed in numerous international outlets such as Artnews.com, RA Magazine | Royal Academy of Arts, Elle Germany and the “Kulturplatz” programme of Swiss television broadcaster SRF1.
Ólafur Elíasson on “ARTISTS’ RECIPES”: “Cooking, like art, is both reactive and creative – it is about being in flux, navigating and trusting our senses and then connecting and transforming.”
“ARTISTS’ RECIPES” is issued by BOLO Publishing – Lambrecht | www.bolo-publishing.ch