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Designer and limited edition snow globes certainly have their appeal to the art world in addition to collectors of the shakeable snow-laden water-filled round glass objects.
I've previously featured the limited edition snow globes and c-prints by artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz, the 14 Architect-designed snow globes for the Dansk Architectural center and a series of Seven Deadly Sin Snow Globes by Ligorano/Reese - shown below.
Just this week Artware Editions announced the latest limited edition snow globes (also referred to as water globes, snowdomes and shakies) by art duo Ligorano/Reese. Twenty new signed, numbered and dated snow globes limited to 50 editions each call out specific influential art movements.
The 7.5" tall by 6" diameter glass globes are set on black wooden bases and feature the names of 20 different art movements, beginning with Fauvism and continuing through YBA (which stands for Young British Artists), designed to stylistically represent the genres. In my personal opinion, some do it successfully (Bauhaus, Minimalism, Surrealism, Superflat, Video Art) and others, not so much.
The full selection of globes includes the following:
The individual globes are available to purchase for $400 each and ten complete sets of the twenty can be bought for $7,200.
Every snow globe is hand-made through a laser-cutting and laminating technique developed by the artists. Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for fabrication.
Buy the History of Art Snow Globes here