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THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS

24 July 2018, Klaus

A LUXURY EDITION ARTIST'S BOOK WITH AN ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE DRAWING
390€ including shipping

Dear Fans,

We are proud to launch The Best of All Possible Worlds - an extraordinary collector’s edition book of Riiko Sakkinen’s drawings. The very special feature of this publication is an original and unique drawing included in each volume. The A4 size drawing comes in a pocket within the book and can be taken out and framed.

The Best of All Possible Worlds is not a book about art but a piece of art in its own right. It is made with the finest printing and binding materials and sports several handmade details. The books are signed on the cover by the artist. The numbered and strictly limited edition is 250 (+50 artist’s proofs).

The opus showcases a selection of 250 Sakkinen A4 size drawings from 2001 to 2017. The standard office size drawings have always been the core of his oeuvre - they are covering political, economical and cultural issues encyclopedically forming a turborealist constellation of references to our globalized capitalist world. Sakkinen’s A4 drawings are included in several museum collections including the MoMA.

Each of the 250 attached original drawings depict Porky Pig, a cartoon character from Looney Tunes. Pigs have an important place in popular culture, religion and metaphors and they relate with both positive and negative connotations. The image is similar in every drawing while the texts and visual extras vary to make each drawing a unique artwork with different finish and message.

If you want to acquire The Best of All Possible Worlds (book + drawing), contact Riiko Sakkinen Studio messaging via the Facebook page or e-mailing to sakkinenbook@gmail.com. Indicate the number of the drawing (1-250) you have chosen. First come, first serve. You can also let us to assign you a random number.

The price of the book and original drawing combo is 390€ including shipping. We remind you that normally Riiko Sakkinen drawings of A4 size have a price tag of 1.800€. The books are sold exclusively on the Facebook page.

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Conceived by Simeon Brugger and Riiko Sakkinen
2018, 264 pages, 22 x 30.5 cm, 250 pictures
Signed and numbered 1/250 - 250/250
Containing a drawings of the Porky Pig series
2017, mixed media on paper, signed “RS” on recto, numbered homogeneously with the book
  




I Miss My Studio - My Studio 10 Years Ago

I MISS MY STUDIO

19 July 2018, Pepino

I miss my studio and I think she misses me too. This spring I did a five week residency in Benin, then I was forced to take a two-month sick leave and when I was finally in a working shape, we took our yearly vacation in Finland. I've been five months away from the studio. Now I'm back home but preparing things for my trip next week to Austria - I go to Feldkirch to finish the book I've made with Simeon. It's exciting but it's not painting in the studio. After the Alpine trip, we must clean the house profoundly, another family summer ritual. Finally, in August I'm off to Helsinki for work for three weeks. Studio practice will continue in September.







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