The Lladró x Javier Calleja Art Editions Collaboration During Art Basel Miami Beach at Marquez Art Projects

Lladró Debuts “You Choose One” in collaboration with renowned Spanish artist Javier Calleja at Art Basel Miami
Photo Credit: Felipe Espinal, @felipeespinal

 

On December 7th, during Art Basel Miami Beach, we had the pleasure of viewing Lladró’s first-ever art collection Art Editions which is a series of limited edition collaborations with in-demand artists at Marquez Art Projects, a non-profit foundation opened by avid contemporary art collector John Marquez.

Titled “You Choose One,” the first release comes from renowned Spanish artist Javier Calleja and features three original designs inspired by the constant decision-making and crossroads in life.

“After seven decades revolutionizing the world of porcelain, Art Editions is a milestone in Lladró’s ongoing diversification and an evident example of the brand’s potential for innovation, grounded in the know-how of his team of artisans and the versatility of porcelain as a vehicle for artistic expression,” explained Cristina Egido, Global Marketing Director at Lladró.

“You Choose One” is handmade and hand-painted at the brand’s headquarters in Valencia, where Lladró’s in-house chemists created a custom palette of over 4000 shades to produce new tones and finishes for this first collection. The result is 25 distinct, vibrantly colored variations on the trio that makes up “You Choose One”: “Boy,” “Devil Cat,” and “Angel Cat.” Each figure is finished with custom glass eyes to emphasize Calleja’s signature wide-eyed look and Pop Art-inspired style. Each of “You Choose One”’s different iterations is hand-signed by Calleja and arrives in custom packaging corresponding to the individualized figures.

The collection is available for viewing and purchase at MAP, the incredible new gallery from an art collector, real estate developer, and restaurateur who is behind Michelin-starred Sushi Noz, as well as the Design Miami Art Fair through Nanzuka Underground Art Gallery and is at one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art galleries, Almine Rech.

In 2024, Lladró will introduce new collaborations for Art Editions with leading international artists. Art lovers and collectors participating in this first collaboration will become part of an exclusive VIP community that receives priority access to future limited-edition releases by the company.

Javier Calleja is a Spanish figurative artist born in Malaga, where he lives and works.

Apart from his fame in Spain, Javier Calleja’s work has achieved major international acclaim among collectors and art lovers around the world. He has exhibited his works in galleries and museums worldwide including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Calleja has also shown his work at major international art fairs, like Frieze London and Art Basel in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, further showcasing his presence in the global art world. Javier Calleja continues to leave his mark on the contemporary art world and is considered one of the leading artists of contemporary figuration both in Spain and worldwide.

If you are in Miami Beach, this is a must-check out collaboration and collection.

 

LLADRO_Javier_Calleja_Art_Basel_photos by Felipe Espinal_FactoryPRparis fashion weeek portraits fw 2023-11
Photo Credit: Felipe Espinal, @felipeespinal
LLADRO_Javier_Calleja_Art_Basel_photos by Felipe Espinal_FactoryPRparis fashion weeek portraits fw 2023-11
Photo Credit: Felipe Espinal, @felipeespinal
LLADRO_Javier_Calleja_Art_Basel_photos by Felipe Espinal_FactoryPRparis fashion weeek portraits fw 2023-11
Photo Credit: Felipe Espinal, @felipeespinal
Lladró Debuts “You Choose One” in collaboration with renowned Spanish artist Javier Calleja at Art Basel Miami
Photo Credit: Felipe Espinal, @felipeespinal
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