Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Cadmium Red Basket Set with Black Lip Wraps
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 19" x 35" x 38"
Inscription: Signed and dated on bottom
Condition: Museum quality
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
At 19" x 35" x 38", this impressive Dale Chihuly basket set is the single largest we've ever come across at Modern Artifact. Created in 1993, this basket set's vibrant Cadmium red coloring with contrasting black lip wraps are emblematic of Chihuly's modern era work. Although the official Chihuly studio color is "Cadmium Red," the baskets are more of an orange color in person. Dale Chihuly's baskets were his first and most traditional series shape; They launched Dale Chihuly as a serious artist and began his career long process of redefining what is possible through glass art. This incredible rendition further pushes boundaries through its immense scale and multitude of individual pieces nestled within the set. Dale Chihuly's immense Cadmium Red Basket Set with Black Lip Wraps is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact. It also includes the original Dale Chihuly studio box.
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.