Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: SeaGreen Macchia Pair
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 10” diameter
Signed: Inscribed by Artist
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request a full report for condition details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Meaning “spot” or “blur” in Italian, the “Macchia” series was meant to mark Chihuly’s innate fascination with color. It was born in 1981 from his desire to use all 300 colors in his hot shop. The result was one of the longest-standing bodies of work that celebrates form, color and all the imaginable and unimaginable effects and contrasts they produce. An innovator at heart, Chihuly introduced a white sheet of glass between the inner and the outer shell in all “Macchia” pieces, toying with translucency and allowing impossible color combinations.
“Seagreen Macchia Set” is an outstanding example of the celebration of aquatic nuances, featuring both transparent and colored portions. Closed with a yellow lip wrap, the work emphasizes its duality and the organic form. Created in 2005, the piece is approximately ten inches high, hand blown and signed by Dale Chihuly.
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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. Glasswork of Dale Chihuly is considered one 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.