Métiers d'Art Collection is an exclusive digital artwork collection by Can Büyükberber, created in collaboration with the not-for-profit organisation Literary Arts Foundation. This project marries the creative genius of Can Büyükberber with the celebrated artistry of Montblanc pens. Büyükberber has conceived of a series of digital works that reflect the aesthetic and mood of Montblanc's renowned limited edition writing instruments.
The edition size of the artworks matches the edition sizes of the pens - and one pen from each series will be auctioned on Sedition along with Edition #1 of its related artwork by the end of 2022.
Métiers d'Art Collection: Phase I consists of 3 pieces celebrating the cultural history of mankind, literary figures and craftsmanship; Michelangelo 96 as an homage to Michelangelo, the Master of Marble, Spider Metamorphosis 88 featuring a web-weaving spider referencing E. B. White's novel Charlotte's Web, and Great Wall 333 as a tribute to Ancient China and Chinese mythology. Each piece encapsulates the essence of Montblanc's Heritage, Artisan and High Artistry pens. The digital works are available both as NFTs and as digital editions for all collectors.
For the Métiers d'Art Collection, Can Büyükberber reimagines the central themes, exquisite materials and use of form employed by the master craftsmen of Montblanc's atelier, and transforms these multidisciplinary artefacts into sculptural digital installations, each surrounded by their own unique atmosphere and architectural “metaverse”.