Centerpiece by JR and Prune Nourry

Je Te Mangerais Dans La Main Centerpiece
porcelain platter
31.5" long
signed and stamped on verso
fabricated by Bernardaud



This beautiful, porcelain table centerpiece doubles as an oval platter and features complimentary images on both sides. The top shows two hands interlaced together, palms up. The underside shows the same hands interlaced but palms down.

In the artist's own words:

"In this project, Prune and I wanted to focus on a man's most essential "tool," his hands, which can function as a drinking cup or as eating utensils. As Darwin put it: "Man could not have attained his present dominant position in the world without the use of his hands." Here, our hands have been photographed.... Prune and I live in New York where we initiated a community of artists that holds big dinners every month. Everybody cooks, everybody brings something. The dinner table is a nerve center where we share a taste for good things, the art of living well!

It's nearly ten years since Prune and I put on our first art show, called "Toit et Moi", at the very beginning of our story together. Those plates are a logical and symbolic collaboration for us."