Artist: Dale Chihuly
Medium: Original Acrylic on Paper
Title: Untitled (Golden Float)
Size: 42" x 29 1/2"
Inscription: Signed "Chihuly" in silver on front
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Dale Chihuly, renowned for his groundbreaking techniques in handblown glass, extends his artistic prowess beyond the realm of three-dimensional art into the captivating domain of paintings. His explorations in drawings and paintings are intrinsic to his artistic practice, capturing the dynamism and creative fervor that echoes the spontaneity and immediacy found in his glasswork. With broad, sweeping strokes and a vivid color palette, Chihuly's visual creations reflect the essence of his glass masterpieces.
Just as his early glass endeavors embraced subtlety, Chihuly's initial ventures into drawing began with charcoal and graphite, evolving over time into bold, vibrant illustrations through experimentation with diverse materials. These expressive works, pulsating with energy, serve not only as precursors to his glass art but stand independently as remarkable pieces of art, showcasing the interconnectedness of his diverse creative expressions.
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.
"Golden Float" eloquently embodies Chihuly's gestural painting process, harmonizing traditional and contemporary art practices. Reminiscent of his iconic glass series, this artwork features the trademark Float spots, a vibrant color scheme, and the distinct contrasting lip wrap. Authenticated with Chihuly's signature and accompanied by a certificate from Modern Artifact, "Golden Float" stands as a testament to the artist's multidimensional creativity, inviting viewers into the vibrant world of Chihuly's artistic ingenuity.
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.