Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Black, Green, Gold Leaf Venetian
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 27" x 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Signed: Inscribed by Artist
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request a full report for condition details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Imagined as a celebration of Venetian glass traditions, Art Deco glasswork, and contemporary artistry, “Venetians” has grown to become one of the most collectible Chihuly’s series to date. This highly ornamental, lavish series started as a collaboration with Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra and it represented a new way of joining different glass elements and decorations together celebrating the artistry and the material alike.
“Black, Green and Gold Leaf Venetian” we present is a particularly opulent piece executed in luxurious dark nuances of glass, reflecting the wealth and elegance of old Venice. Glimmering base shape serves as a tower around which floral elements are wrapped, featuring nuances from emerald green to golden rose. Setting a more nocturnal tone, this refined glass piece evokes the riches of the Doge’s palace, gold of Venetian merchants and is a lovely piece to be added to any Chihuly 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.