Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Lapis Persian Pair
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 11” diameter
Signed: Inscribed by Artist
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request a full report for condition details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
One of the most exotic experimental series ever conceived by Chihuly was named “Persians”. It started in 1986, inspired by the Orient, mystical, silky forms and expressive color combinations.
The “Lapis Persian Pair” we present makes part of a 2006 studio edition, created during a period in which all of the prominent traits of the series flourished. The work represents a formal and tonal contrast between the Byzantine blue lapis lazuli and the vermillion of the minor vessel. It’s an evocation of the Orient, a visceral vision of its shapes and aesthetics. The work allows light in through the transparent portions and captures it, making the color shine.
Lapis Persian Pair measures approximately eleven inches in diameter, it’s a hand-blown and signed piece and a wonderful addition to every “Persian” 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. Glass works of Dale Chihuly are considered some of the most desired collectibles between the decorative arts devotees today.
Despite of 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 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 much broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.