Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Indigo Venetian with Golden Yellow Lip Wrap
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 21" high
Signed: Inscribed by Artist
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request a full report for condition details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Started in 1988, the “Venetians” series marked a new era in Chihuly’s work. It was the first body of work that incorporated different colored glass elements to compose a more elaborate piece. It also moved beyond the purely natural form and above gradient, allowing the artist to explore different deep nuances within one piece of glasswork. Inspired by the Venetian Art Deco glass, the series was imagined in collaboration with Italian master glassblower, Lino Tagliapietra, and it leaned heavily on momentary drawing, quick work in glass and intricate ornamentation.
A harmonious piece we present, “Indigo Venetian”, is an early work from the oeuvre. It’s a 21-inch tall vase with yellow, burgundy and purple vines and florals that embellish it. The work toys with profound hues, translucency and complementary color pairs, as it evokes Art Deco in base shape and the choice of color. It’s imposing size makes “Indigo Venetian” a wonderful addition to any Dale Chihuly glasswork collection.
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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. Glassworks 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 degrees 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 much broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.