Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Vienna Green Basket Set
Medium: Hand Blown Glass
Large Basket: 10 1/2" x 10" x 4 1/2"
Small Basket: 5 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Edition: Sold Out Portland Press
Inscription: Signed and Inscribed PP08, Certification number 347.pp2b.08
Condition:Very good condition overall
Documentation: Includes gallery certificate of authenticity
The striking black lip wraps and accents provide the perfect contrast for the vibrant coloring of Dale Chihuly’s Vienna Green Basket Pair .The Basket series was Dale Chihuly’s first major series, and was the one that transformed glass blowing into the world of fine art. Although the Basket series was Chihuly’s first, this 2008 Vienna Green Basket features the bright, contrasting colors for which the artist’s modern era work is best known.
Dale Chihuly’s 2008 Vienna Green Basket Set is signed by the artist and inscribed PP08. The piece comes with a certificate of authenticity from 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.