Dale Chihuly - Amethyst Persian 2 Piece Set
Portland Press Edition
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 10" x 11"
Inscription: Inscribed "Chihuly" on the side and "PP05" on base" on ball foot
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request a full report for condition details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate
The 1980s were an exceptionally prolific period for Dale Chihuly, as he started the most of his successful glass art series at this time. Daring experimentation, collaborations, brilliant ideas and innovation dominated the decade. It’s not a surprise that in 1986 the first “Persians”, one of the creatively progressive series of glasswork was born. Inspired by the Orient, ancient treasures, lost civilizations, exotic cultures, and bright colors, Chihuly invented a new line of dainty, elegant vessels. Their forms were flowing freely, reminiscent of smooth movements of silk or cashmere, while their translucence brought new qualities to the art of glass blowing. Over time, “Persians” became a trademark of Chihuly’s creative genius, known for their vibrant color, soft lines and mysterious designs.
“Amethyst Persian” is one of the many 2-piece sets Chihuly imagined. It’s a marriage of two seemingly incompatible forms, one calyx and one gynoecium, alluding to the floral natural mysteries enhanced by the bright pink amethyst lines and a bright green lip wrap. The work belongs to highly collectible Portland Press edition, coveted for its chromatic value and interesting shapes. Even though “Persians” are inherently culturally imbued, “Amethyst Persian” set steps out of this artificial setting and returns to one of the Chihuly’s favorite inspirations - nature.
“Amethyst Persian” set is composed of two pieces, hand blown and signed by Dale Chihuly on the bottom knob.
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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 glasswork on a broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.