Montblanc pays homage to Russian-born painter Wassily Kandinsky, one of the most influential abstract painters of all time, with the new Kandinsky Artisan Edition pens, which are launching this month. The prolific painter is credited with creating one of the first truly abstract works of art, and his legacy is expertly honored with Montblanc’s Limited Edition 77 and Limited Edition 3 fountain pens—whose visual motifs are inspired by the artist’s 1925 masterpiece Yellow-Red-Blue. The solid-gold Limited Edition 77 features a lacquer barrel with color gradations similar to those of the painting. Its skeletonized cap is decorated with geometric shapes and colorful lacquer inlays, while the artist’s signature adorns its base.
Along with its cap, the white-gold Limited Edition 3’s barrel also gets the skeletonized treatment. The piece pops with color, thanks to the rubies and blue and yellow sapphires that adorn both the cap and barrel. Crowning the cap is a .11-carat Montblanc diamond encircled by two rings of smaller diamonds. The Limited Edition 77 is priced at $27,400 and the Limited Edition 3 is price upon request. (montblanc.com)