NEW YORK, NY.-
Heidi Klum has been transformed into 1,000 little pieces in Editions Ricordi
s newest limited-edition puzzle, Couture Banquet. The puzzle features a stunning photo of the supermodel captured by 'Fashion and Celebrity' Photographer Ruven Afanador. Creating an imaginative way to experience and enjoy another stunning editorial of Heidi, Editions Ricordi turned the image originally taken for 'Vogu,'' Spain into tiny little jigsaw pieces. Just in time for the holidays, the puzzle comes in a silk bag and handmade wooden box with a red velvet interior, and retails for $490.
The "Couture Banquet" image shows a colorful, courtly feast scene. Certain elements in the artworks background, such as the skull and eggs, symbolize a ritual ceremony. Amid the explosion of colors, there is an alluring Heidi Klum portraying multiple archetypes of femininity - a moody mistress, seductive vamp and modern witch. The magic and mystery of a woman trapped by an eccentric outer world has been a main topic of Ruven Afanadors photography art.
Ruven Afanador, known as the most internationally successful Colombian conceptual photographer, started his career in Milan in 1987 and won the award for Best Photographer of the Year in Paris in 2001 for his unique mastery of imagery and composition. He has been publishing and showcasing his artwork in major fashion magazines, galleries, and museums around the world, such as Throckmorton Fine Art, Forma and FotoMuseo. He is also the author of the acclaimed art books 'Torero' (Stemmle, 2001), 'Sombra' (Merrell, 2004), 'Seven' (Fuzzi, 2006), and the most recent publication - 'Mil Besos' (Rizzoli Int, 2009). Now, Ruven Afanador explores a new amusing way of approaching his art composing his image onto a jigsaw puzzle.
The puzzle is released by Editions Ricordi, a worldwide leader in Fine Art publishing. As part of a limited edition of only 1000 masterpieces, each puzzle is numbered and signed personally by Ruven Afanador. The puzzle is wrapped in a luxurious silk bag inside a hand-made wooden box with a red velvet interior. The puzzle measures at a stunning 70x100 cm (24x36 inch) and is apt to be framed. Its jumbo size pieces are printed on high-quality art paper with a velvet back side, which are enhanced by the golden glitter dust that covers Heidi Klums beautiful dress.