While today the Olympic Games are known as the world’s most prominent sports competition to award gold medals, the ancient Greeks often received pottery prizes such as amphora filled with olive oil. These were typically decorated with images of the competitions in which the winning athletes participated.
In Krater II, Eden draws a connection between the ancient and the contemporary through his stylistic homage to Athenian black-figure pottery that integrates an Olympic scene with a Paralympian athlete.
Krater II is positioned on the landing above the entrance hall of the mansion as a comparison to an Italian marble vase from the permanent collection.
Krater II, 2017
3D-Printed nylon with soft mineral coating
Michael Eden, b. 1955
On loan from Adrian Sassoon