Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly Unique Polyvitro Persian Ceiling 8-Foot Installation, including $500,000 Appraisal

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Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Untitled
Medium: Polyvitro Ceiling Installation
Dimensions: 36" x 96"
Date: 5/26/1998
Registration: 98.360.in
Documentation: Gallery certificate of authenticity, Verified Dale Chihuly Registration number, and Certified Third Party Appraisal from Foss Appraisl Service.

A master of innovation, Dale Chihuly was constantly pushing the boundaries of materials and composition in his large-scale installation. His use of polyvitro began as a solution to install Persian ceiling installations on boats, since it was less fragile than glass and able to withstand greater levels of motion. One of only 3 ever created, this unique Persian Ceiling offers a rare glimpse into Chihuly's creative process.

The layered composition of Chihuly's persian ceilings adds a sense of dimensionality and composition not possible for a stand-alone sculpture. Featuring a rainbow of bright, saturated colors that we've come to expect from Chihuly's modern-era work, this composition also highlights the artist's interest in there interpaly between translucency and opacity.

This piece has an excellent record of authenticity and includes the original Registration number from Chihuly Studios - 98.360.in. It also comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact. Additioanlly, this work has been independently appraised by Foss Appriasl Service for a replacement value of $500,000, and the Foss Appriasl report is included with the purchase of the piece.

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.

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