About the works

We are pleased to announce a new limited-edition artwork by Dutch artist Bouke de Vries (b. 1960). The work consists of 30 original sculptures inspired by De Vries longstanding fascination with blue and white ceramics, as much as his investigation of art as a memory vessel. Like a flower captured in amber, each of the sculptures is an artistic vessel of a time of course. Together, the sculptures that conform the edition contain the pieces that complete the original vase, an eighteenth-century Chinese porcelain. This original vase also forms the bases of the sculpture’s shape. Proceeds from the sale of this artwork by De Vries commissioned by Kunstinstituut Melly are invested in the institution’s programming. Each sculpture comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the artist.