Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: 4 Piece Cobalt Blue 4 Piece Basket Set
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: Largest Basket is 13 1/2" x 13" x 5" ; other baskets are 11" x 10" x 2 1/2" , 6 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 2" , 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request a full condition report for details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Dale Chihuly's unparalleled innovation of form is on full display in his 4 piece cobalt blue basket set. Chihuly creates a liquid like effect through the delicate balance of opacity and translucency and the pooling shape of each nestled basket. While Chihuly's Basket series was one of his earliest, the minimal shape and lack of ornate detailing present in much of his other work makes them among the most modern. The bright, saturated cobalt blue color and the graphic black lip and body wraps of his 4 piece cobalt blue basket set embody the contemporary aesthetic of Chihuly's modern era work. Dale Chihuly's 4 piece cobalt blue basket set comes with a gallery 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 glasswork on a broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.