How Much Does a Chihuly Cost?
Dale Chihuly is one of the most popular artists in the world. Best known for his large-scale glass installations, including his iconic Chihuly chandeliers, the artist creates work of all sizes and in all mediums. His career has been a journey of constant innovation, pioneering new techniques in handblown glass forms, color application, and painting. In this guide, we aim to demystify the factors that determine Dale Chihuly prices. We will explore the price range for all mediums, including Chihuly glass, paintings, and large-scale installations, as well as the factors that influence their valuation.
How Much Does a Chihuly Chandelier Cost
Dale Chihuly chandeliers cost can vary widely based on several factors, including size, composition, and provenance. Size is the most important factor. For a small installation, a Chihuly glass chandelier price can start as low as $60,000. Medium size chandeliers with a diameter of 4’ to 5’ typically sell for $150,000-$250,000. Based on the shape and density, the number of pieces of glass components in a Chihuly chandelier of that size can vary from 150 to 750. Larger chandleries typically sell for more. The largest known Chihuly chandelier measured 12’ x 12’ and was made up of more than 2,000 individual glass pieces. That work, sold privately, was independently appraised for $3,150,000. Beyond size, compositional qualities like form and color along with provenance can increase or decrease Chihuly chandelier cost.
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Typical Cost for Chihuly Chandelier: $60,000 to $3.25 million
High-End Cost for Chihuly Chandelier: $3.25 million
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How Much Does a Chihuly Installation Cost?
Unlike his smaller glass works or prints, estimating the price of Chihuly installations is nearly impossible. The artist’s large-scale installations are often entirely bespoke, one-of-a-kind creations. The value is dependent on many factors including size, complexity, composition, provenance, and exhibition history. Examples of installations including large Chihuly chandeliers, Persian ceilings like the one at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and towering glass sculptures like one in Chihuly’s garden shows.
Smaller Chihuly installations prices can begin near $100,000, while larger, more famous installations can easily cost $10 million and beyond.
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We hope this guide has helped you determine what glass work and prints by Chihuly cost. A tremendous number of factors make up the valuation for these popular and complex works of art.
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