Dinner Service by JR and Prune Nourry

Je Te Mangerais Dans La Main Dinner Service
set of 6 porcelain plates with digital print
(two each of three different designs)
10.6" diameter
signed and stamped on verso
fabricated by Bernardaud



This dinner service consists of six porcelain dinner plates designed by Prune Nourry and JR, and fabricated by Bernardaud. There are two each of three different designs that are printed on both sides of each plate. The verso of each plate shows details of the service, the artist's signature, and Bernardaud's stamp.

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."