Even at first glance it's apparent that London-based artist Von has reason to keep his works in short supply. The level of detail that goes into his original works continues in the production of his limited edition prints, which are masterfully executed by one of England's oldest printmakers, a family-run studio that dates back to 1880. Since commingling his commercial success with the fine art world a half-decade ago, Von has been producing remarkable reproductions of his work and selling them in small runs—but the latest offering is arguably the most impressive yet.
"Semblance" is a box set of five of Von's striking prints, restricted to just 50 editions. While the packaging and material provide reason enough to purchase the collection, fans and discerning buyers have another cause for excitement: Von has randomly placed five original works within the lot.
Officially on sale tomorrow, those with quick fingers can still pre-order the set online, but one lucky CH reader could also win one in our Twitter-based giveaway. The five pieces included in the "Semblance" box set are quintessential Von works, slightly ambiguous in composition but ultimately invigorating. The way he challenges the eye intrinsically draws the viewer in, creating a heightened experience with this powerful contradiction of balance.
Those in London will have a chance to see the Semblance Collector's Edition Box Set in person tomorrow at Protein's 18 Hewett Street Gallery, where the works will be on display for the evening. Be sure to arrive early, a signed print will be given to the first 100 people through the door.
Semblance: Collector's Edition Box Set is available for pre-order from ShopVon for £225. For a chance to win the set, follow Cool Hunting on Twitter and simply retweet the link to this story. Winners will be chosen at random on 25 November 2011 at 10am EST.