Every illy Art Collection project starts with the same, elegant canvas: the iconic, white illy espresso cup introduced by renowned architect and designer Matteo Thun in 1992. Taking cup as muse, more than 100 of the world’s foremost artists have created collections since.

No two ever alike, and each a revelation. Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, Julian Schnabel, Robert Rauschenberg, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Marina Abramovic are just some of the contemporary masters who have contributed to the collection, along with emerging talent from around the globe.

illy Art Collection cups are highly valued by collectors worldwide. Since there is a limited number of each designed and they are all signed by the artists, some of these cups have greatly appreciated over the years and will continue to do so. We estimate our prices based on the international market and are always happy to discuss specific items. Contact us at

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