Kiki Smith
As Above, So Below

5 colour lithograph on 280g Somerset Velvet White
Edition of 33 copies + 1 BAT + 7 AP + 3 PP
Paper format 54 × 69,3 cm
Print format 41.8 × 59.5 cm
Published by Freunde der Kunstmuseen Krefeld e.V.
1,600 Euros (incl. 19% VAT)


This beautiful lithograph is to be seen in the context of Kiki Smith's long-term interest in flowers, which she also reflects in her "Her Home" exhibition in the Museum Haus Esters.

A bouquet of flowers has become a metaphor of the human life-cycle in Smith's universe, while a bunch of flowers thrown in the air alludes to fateful events (marriage, death) in which cosmological constellations make a powerful effect, as identified in the borrowing from Hermes Trismegistos in the title.

Printed in the Mike Karstens workshop, Münster.