Work from the Collection

The Last Diamond

Artist: Anicka Yi
Date: 2015
Materials: Clothes pegs, Diffusers, Perfume
Dimensions: Variable dimensions
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin

Deep-fried flowers, expired powdered milk, snail mucus and the scent of forgetting: Anicka Yi’s oeuvre reveals her predilection for the fleeting and the perishable. After developing a fragrance related to memory loss with the perfume designer Barnabé Fillion, Anicka Yi applied it to the pages of her first monograph. Her research into the olfactive transcription of memory loss then took form in The Last Diamond. Two aromas emanate from the two partially-open dryer doors that make up the installation. Through this intermingling of scents, the artist wishes to create an alchemy that smells of amnesia. The Last Diamond bears witness to the artist interest in experiments that are at once chemical and techno-sensual, with a heightened psychological value.


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct 2019 to 16 Feb 2020
Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct to 23 Oct 2016
7,070,430K of Digital Spit
Kunsthalle Basel, Bâle (Suisse)
from 12 Jun to 16 Aug 2015

Production specifications

The Fondation preserves and documents traces of the works at various stages of their creation (sketches, models, prototypes, etc.).
Vue de l'exposition Faisons de l'inconnu un allié
du 11 au 23 octobre 2016, 16 rue Debelleyme, Paris
11 October 2016
Vues de l'exposition 7,070,430K of Digital Spit à la Kunsthalle Basel
du 12 juin au 16 août 2015 - première exposition monographique de l'artiste en Europe.
12 June 2015
Empaquetage des livres 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, a Memoir
11 June 2015
Mise en flacon du parfum d'Anicka Yi
03 June 2015
Finalisation du livre 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, a Memoir
04 May 2015
Fabrication de la fragrance chez Amarolab
02 April 2015
Changement d'intensité de la fragrance
11 March 2015
Préparation des pages du livre 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, a Memoir
17 February 2015
Discussion du projet d'Anicka Yi à Lafayette Anticipations
Recherche sur le parfum entre Anicka Yi et Barnabé Fillion
04 December 2014
Anicka Yi