Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: White Bowl with Thin Beige Threads
Medium: Handblown Glass
Size: 6.8" high, 12.6" diameter
Inscription: Signed, marked ''Baden'', dated ''79'," and model number ''58A''
Produced in Dale's Famous 1979 visit to the Lobmeyr studios in Baden, Austria. Among Dale Chihuly collectors, his early works are widely considered the most sought after. Without the ability to rely on a team of artists, the edition sizes were significantly smaller in his early work. Although the aesthetic varies significantly from Chihuly's early work to his late work, art this like white bowl with thin beige threads from 1979 pushed the envelope of what glass art could be and provided a strong indication of what was to come. Dale Chihuly is not only a pioneer of glass art, but a pioneer of art itself by redefining what we consider sculpture. His white bowl with thin beige threads has a luminescent quality from the pearlization of the white coloring, giving the bowl a smoky, semi-opacity that contrasts beautifully with the completely opaque thin beige threads.Dale Chihuly's 1979 White Bowl with Thin Beige Threads is signed, dated, and numbered by the artist and comes with a Modern Artifact certificate of authenticity.
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.