Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly Signed Original Painting 42” Black and White Reeds

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Artist: Dale Chihuly
Medium: Original Painting
Title: Untitled (Black and White Reeds)
Size: 42" x 29.5"
Inscription: Signed "Chihuly" in silver on front
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity

Dale Chihuly's towering glass reeds have become a recurring motif in his immensely popular garden exhibitions. Blending the realms of glass and nature, these reeds play a pivotal role in creating a harmonious fusion that transcends mere installations, turning them into immersive experiences.

Originally serving as a communication tool for Chihuly's intricate visions with his glass-blowing team, his initial drawings evolved into a dedicated exploration of two-dimensional art. The perfunctory black and white sketches transformed into bursts of innovative color, expressive brushstrokes, and metallic paint embellishments, mirroring the expressive and creative spirit inherent in his glass work.

This piece is currently not framed. The photo showing the frame is a mockup of a frame and what it would look like framed. If you would like the piece framed we can work with our local framer at our discounted price to pick out the perfect frame for your home.

Chihuly's Untitled (Black and White Reeds) 42" x 29.5" original painting is signed on the bottom front in silver paint. Purchase includes a certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact.

About Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly stands as a globally acclaimed contemporary glass artist, recognized for his impactful contributions to monumental sculptures and installations that have left an enduring imprint on the art landscape. His creative brilliance is evident in the awe-inspiring ceiling embellishing the Bellagio's flower garden in Las Vegas and the masterfully crafted Rotunda Chandelier gracing the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Chihuly's glass creations, highly sought after by decorative arts enthusiasts, exemplify unparalleled skill and innovation.

Despite an initial indifference to formal education, Chihuly delved into academic pursuits, earning scientific and artistic degrees in sculpture from prestigious graduate schools. While displaying early talents in interior design and craft, his true passion always centered around the art of glass. Serving as a Fulbright Fellow in the late 1960s and apprenticing at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice, Chihuly became a pivotal figure in revitalizing Murano glass work, reintroducing the ancient art of glassblowing to the international stage.

Chihuly's monumental and smaller-scale artworks grace over 200 of the world's esteemed decorative art collections, a testament to his enduring influence. Notably, the artist holds twelve honorary doctorates, highlighting the profound impact of his contributions to the art world.

His illustrious body of work spans diverse series, including Cylinders and Baskets from the 1970s, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians from the 1980s, Niijima Floats and Chandeliers from the 1990s, and the more recent Fiori series from the 2000s.

Over three decades, Chihuly has served as the artistic director of his craftsmen team, a role he embraced after two accidents impaired his vision in one eye and restricted his ability to handle the glassblowing tube. This transformative shift broadened his exploration of glass work possibilities while maintaining his distinctive and recognizable artistic style.

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