London: Wolfgang Buttress Studios, 2015. Square 4to (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches). 127 pages. Original wrappers. In original gilt-decorated wooden slipcase with: Three LP-sleeves, each signed by the artist in pencil and containing 1) debossed monochromatic print, signed and numbered 5/1000 in pencil. 2) LP on transparent vinyl. 3) six color prints. A fine copy. Item #405843
DELUXE EDITION, one of 28 copies with accompanying art in this special wooden slipcase, decorated with a hive design. Buttress' installation was awarded the 2016 Landscape Institute Award for Best Design for a Temporary Landscape as part of their 2016 awards program. Originally designed for the Milan Expo 2015, The Hive was relocated to Kew Gardens in central London for two years as part of a larger event space. It is meant to give viewers a look into the lives of working bees, with the pavilion constructed of 169,300 individual aluminum components equipped with hundreds of LED lights.
From the artist/publisher: "With a foreword by Herbert Wright of Blueprint magazine and contributions from Christopher Turner – director of London Design Festival- this publication provides context and reveals the story behind the Pavilion. BE•HIVE includes sketches, drawings and photos, as well as recipes by Anton Mosimann -caterer at the Pavilion. Content is structured as a sequence of topical essays covering art, science, architecture, engineering and landscape. The multidisciplinary design team –including Wolfgang Buttress, BDP and Tristan Simmonds – explore the synthesis of their disciplines, documenting the entire process from conception to construction."