Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Red Amber Persian Pair
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: 6"H x 11"W x 5"D
Inscription: Signed and dated on bottom
Condition: Very good condition overall, please request condition report for full details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
The deep red color and dramatic black lip wraps of Dale Chihuly's "Red Amber Persian Pair" capture the timeless elegance and intrigue of the Persian series. Simultaneously both ornate and modern, this piece exemplifies the best qualities in Chihuly's art; the swirling body lines and intricate shape pay homage to the majestic Persian Empire, while the bold colors and innovative design elements are emblematic of Chihuly's modern era art. Chihuly began the Persian series in 1986, and chose the now enigmatic name because the first pieces in the series looked historical and archeological. Over time, Chihuly imbued the designs with more of his modern aesthetic, and his 2010 "Red Amber Persian Pair" is an excellent example of the evolution of the series. Dale Chihuly's "Red Amber Persian Pair" is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact.
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 glass work on a broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.