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Olivia Vander Tuig(New York)

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CONTRIBUTION ‘Various Small Fires’

Olivia Vander Tuig is a New York based artist behind ‘Various Small Fires‘, which was published by ll’Editions in the Winter of 2020.

Olivia Vander Tuig (b. 1991) is an artist and a conceptual producer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Vander Tuig makes work about the midwest, human cognition, and success.
Vander Tuig’s project ‘Olivia’s Custom Lighters’ is an ongoing work started in 2014. The project began as a humble cart on the streets of New York, making unique lighters for passers-by and tourists. In the past years, hundreds of lighters have been made for Alberto Mugrabi, Mary-Kate Olsen, Tom Sachs, Mickey Cartin, Virgil Abloh, and many others of pomp.

In 2020, LL’Editions released the functional multiple Various Small Fires with Olivia Vander Tuig. The Zippo™ is the archetypical form of a lighter. It is an object which has obtained pop cultural status, appearing in many films, books and works of art. One such example is Ed Ruscha’s artist’s book Various Small Fires and Milk (self-published, 1964). The book is Ruscha’s second photographically illustrated artist’s book, cataloguing a range of flames and a glass of milk. One of these small fires happens to be (you guessed it) a Zippo lighter.

In equal parts, the multiple pays homage to Ed Ruscha, with the title of his seminal artist book engraved to the lighter, mimicking its cover, and to the tradition of artist’s books in general. The hand engraved zippo lighter came in an hand painted Zippo box, titled and numbered by the artist. Each lighter was hand engraved in Vander Tuig’s characteristic style with ‘VARIOUS SMALL FIRES’ on the rector and ‘AND MILK’ on the the verso. The sides of the lighter are engraved with ‘LL’EDITIONS’ along with its number in the edition on one side, and the artist’s signature and year on the other.

The multiple quickly sold out upon its release, and is now a highly coveted collector’s item.

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Editions

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‘Various Small Fires’ Zippo by Olivia Vander Tuig

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Tomlinson(Leicester)

Engraving House

One Edition (01)

Norrmalms Kartongfabrik(Stockholm)

Packaging Specialist

One Edition (01)

Jakob Ojanen(Stockholm)

Artist

Two Editions (02)

Nadén Arkitektur & Snickeri(Gothenburg)

Architect and Carpenter

One Edition (01)

Spazio ORR(Brescia)

Gallery

One Edition (01)

Henrik Björck Wigartz(Gothenburg)

Writer

Two Editions (02)

Edition Taube(Munich)

Publisher

One Edition (01)

David Horvitz(Los Angeles)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Nina Bondeson(Mölndal)

Artist, Writer

Two Editions (02)

Alejandro Cesarco(Madrid)

Artist and Curator

Kay Rosen(New York/Gary)

Artist

Pieter Laurens Mol(Brussels)

Artist

Endre Tót(Berlin)

Artist

Four Editions (04)

Amila Puzić(Gothenburg)

Art Historian, Curator

Four Editions (04)

Bengt af Klintberg(Stockholm)

Folklorist, author and Swedish Fluxus pioneer

Four Editions (04)

Simon Iurino(Vienna)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Jonathan Monk(Berlin)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Joakim Ojanen(Stockholm)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Karl Holmqvist(Berlin)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Igor Ponosov(Moscow)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Brad Downey(Berlin)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Maurizio Nannucci(Florence)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Shannon Ebner(New York)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Jonas Liveröd(Ågårdskvarn)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Micah Lexier(Toronto)

Artist

One Edition (01)

A-FL(Gothenburg)

Artist and Designer

Six Editions (06)

Heimo Zobernig(Vienna)

Artist

Two Editions (02)

Ryan Gander(Suffolk/London)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Fiona Banner AKA The Vanity Press(London)

Artist

One Edition (01)

Carl Ander(Gothenburg)

Photographer and Artist

Ten Editions (10)

Erik Berglin(Stockholm)

Artist and Photographer

Four Editions (04)

Blackbook Publications(Gothenburg)

Artist's Book Publisher

Four Editions (04)

Henrik Bromander(Malmö)

Writer, Dramatist and Cartoonist

One Edition (01)

Krister Flodstrand(Gothenburg)

Bookbinder

Four Editions (04)

By Wind (f.k.a. Göteborgstryckeriet)(Gothenburg)

Printhouse

Eleven Editions (11)

EKTA (Daniel Götesson)(Gothenburg)

Artist

Four Editions (04)

Lundgren+Lindqvist(Gothenburg)

Design Studio

Thirteen Editions (13)

Dan Mather(London)

Screen Printer, Graphic Designer and Lecturer

One Edition (01)

Namban(Lisbon)

Stationery Maker

One Edition (01)

O/O Brewing(Gothenburg)

Craft Brewery

One Edition (01)

Karl Palmås(Gothenburg)

Associate Professor, Researcher and Writer

Four Editions (04)

Kalle Sanner(Gothenburg)

Photographer, Artist and Publisher

Four Editions (04)

Alina Vergnano & Mattia Lullini(Gothenburg)

Artists and Gallerists(Nevven Gallery)

One Edition (01)

Jonas Wettre(Gothenburg)

Photographer, Prepress and Retouch

One Edition (01)