Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Three Piece Garnet Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wrap
Medium: Hand-Blown Glass
Basket: 3.5" x 7.5" x 5.5"
Globe: 3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
Flat: 2" x 3.25" x 3.25"
Inscription: Signed and dated "Chihuly 91" on underside
Documentation: Includes gallery certificate of authenticity
Dale Chihuly made several sets throughout his career, combining multiples pieces of stand alone glass works into an intentional, multi-faceted composition. While they are most commonly displayed with a series of smaller vessels nestled inside one larger piece, the pieces work together to create endless display combinations. Chihuly has created sets from most of his major series, including his Persians, Baskets, and Seaforms.
Chihuly's Seaform series was created to pay homage to organic ocean forms, and when composed into sets there is something truly life-like about the compositions.
Chihuly's 1991 Three Piece Garnet Seaform Set with Teal Lip Wrap features the bright color pallet and contrasting color lip wrap we've come to expect from the artist's modern era work. The ribbed body wraps and bulbous forms are emblematic of his Seaform series. This 3 piece Garnett Seaform set is a unique work not part of any edition. This piece is signed and dated "Chihuly 91" on the underside and comes with a certificate of authenticity from oyr gallery, Modern Artifact.
About Dale Chihuly
One of the most famous contemporary glass artists in the world, Dale Chihuly is best known for his monumental sculptures and installations. He is the name behind the spectacular ceiling at the Bellagio's flower garden in Las Vegas and the creator of the Rotunda Chandelier at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Glass works of Dale Chihuly are considered some of the most desired collectibles between the decorative arts devotees today.
Despite his initial indifference towards education, Chihuly has spent a lot of time in school, obtaining both scientific and artistic degree in sculpture from prestigious graduate schools. He displayed a proclivity for interior design and craft early on, but his true passion was always in the glass. He was a Fulbright Fellow in the late 1960s and an apprentice at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice. Mastering the art of Murano glasswork, he continued the experiments with glassblowing and thus became one of the people who brought the ancient art of glassblowing back into the spotlight on an international scale.
Monumental and small-scale artwork of Dale Chihuly is present in over 200 most renowned decorative art collections today, while the artist holds twelve honorary doctorates!
The most illustrious series in his work are Cylinders and Baskets he created in the 1970s; Macchia, Venetians, and Persians from the 1980s, Niijima Floats and Chandeliers created in the 1990s; and a more recent one, Fiori from the 2000s.
For over 30 years, Dale Chihuly has been acting as an artistic director of his team of craftsmen, since he was incapacitated in two accidents, which left him blind in one eye and incapable of holding the blowing tube. This change allowed him to see the possibilities of glass work on a broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.