AA Team Show & Tell

We get a look into collections all the time but I’m sure people are curious about our own collections. Time to share some pieces from the team’s personal collection. So let’s see it! Favourite piece, how did you get it and why is it so special to you? 🖼️❤️

Collective Profile - @elaniw

@elaniw

As some of you know, I used to work at the sculpture studio / foundry of a South African sculptor called Angus Taylor before relocating to The Netherlands. During my time there I developed an immense love and appreciation for bronze as medium and the vast amount of time that goes into making sculpture. About four years in, Angus gave me the option to choose any sculpture, and if I paid the production costs, I could have it. I chose this one titled "Portrait of Elizabeth Moka", part of a series "Being Resolved" which comprises of seven portraits of women that had taught him valuable lessons in his life, starting with his mother, his wife, colleagues, teachers, a well-known poet, and then, Elizabeth. She taught him the value of humility, of giving back, and of the South African spirit of Ubuntu. We are who we are because of other people. No person achieves success in isolation. The message still resonates with me today, and I am so happy to be able to share it with you.
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @roline

@roline

beautiful sculpture & story! 🥰
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @aamanon

@aamanon

I’ve asked a friend and amazing ceramist Cyril Debon, to make a portrait of my English Bulldog Rothko. This is my favorite artwork ever, I can’t stop smiling when I look at this very kitsch and lovely piece. It is sitting next to another piece of the same artist in our library. Cyril is obsessed with frogs, they are his signature pattern, on the back of my Rothko there is a frog resting and reading the paper, this is just too much fun 🐶
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @flora

@flora

Rothko 🧡
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @aadenis

@aadenis

🥺🥺🥺🥺
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @pai

@pai

Thank you for sharing this cute story about your Rothko and the reading frog!
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @aadenis

@aadenis

Timeworn spirits (diluted fate #1), Monika Grabuschnigg, 2021 (Glazed ceramic, exorcism oil and fiberglass wick).
My absolute favorite: I love how it turns one of the most common pair of shoes into a goth and strangely mystical artefact (The glazing is of a rare mix that gives the clay a dark metal finishing while the burning wick is soaked with exorcism oil). This piece was given to me by the artist for my birthday shortly before I leave Berlin. Whenever I need to think or simply feel a bit down, I just light the wick and let the room fill with the smell of ancient witchcraft. This weird yet terribly powerful ritual never fails at cheering me up!
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @roline

@roline

love love love this 💗
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @richard

@richard

I love your story about this Denis!
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @aamanon

@aamanon

What a cooooool story !!!!
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @ben

@ben

LOVE!
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @moe

@moe

Always loved art but never really collected before working at AA. This Matsu was the first piece I got, love his more abstract work!
9 months ago·
Collective Profile - @skredatle

@skredatle

Beautiful piece Moe! 😍
9 months ago·