vika mitrichenko


Gasp! Love! Porcelain trophies given for the best reasons ever {be sure to read the blue handwriting on each piece}.  This is the fantastic work of Russian artist {Amsterdam based} Vika Mitrichenko. I’ve been trying to find the meaning of this series, titled Trophy Cups, and what I gather is that her father was a swim coach for the Soviet National team. Apparently he was asked to coach in the USA, but he chose not to do it because he couldn’t take his family with him. What a wonderful dad… clearly he deserves all of these gorgeous awards {that final piece really makes sense now!}

*Thanks to Jessica for seeing these beauties in Amsterdam and then emailing me about them.

comments (6)

  1. Anna /// 07.09.2015 /// 6:46pm

    Oh I’m a sucker for any art that screams sentimental and nostalgic….and they are ceramic no less – stop it, LOVE These!

    Good work tracking them down Danielle – I’m totally Jealous!

    Anna xo

  2. the jealous curator /// 07.09.2015 /// 7:56pm

    haha! that was an EXCELLENT comment, anna 😉

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  4. Ms Marni /// 07.11.2015 /// 9:41am

    Trophies, but also FUNctional containers with a social twist! Handles elevated to the level of fine art!

  5. zandra zuraw /// 07.17.2015 /// 7:41pm

    Love these!!! My fave is the one with the oar.

  6. Anne Marie D'Agostino /// 09.26.2015 /// 6:39am

    I love the whole series. As a competitive swimmer with a father as a coach- I totally appreciate these. The figures on the top of the cups are fabulous. And the blue writing such a tribute to this mans character. P.s. The times on one of the cups were really fast!

    Thanks for the idea. I may have my student create something like this.