Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Scarlet and Chartreuse Persian Set with Tangerine Lip Wrap
Medium: Hand Blown Glass
Persian Size: 22.25" x 20" x 8"
Element #1: 20" x 7" x 4"
Element #2: 14" x 4" x 2.5"
Documentation: Includes gallery certificate of authenticity and certified third party appraisal from Foss Appraisal Service
Dale Chihuly's Persians vividly showcase the artist's exceptional attention to detail and unparalleled creative and technical prowess, solidifying his standing as the preeminent figure in the world of glass art. Unveiled for the first time at the Louvre's Musee des Art Decoratifs in 1986, Chihuly's Persians captivated both critics and museum patrons, leaving an indelible impression with their groundbreaking and distinctive glass structures. These innovative creations, a testament to Chihuly's artistic ingenuity, introduced a novel aesthetic that defied conventional expectations.
Dale Chihuly's 2008 Maroon and Chartreuse Persian Set with Tangerine Lip Wrap is a masterclass of the ornate detailing emblematic of the Persians series. The three piece set seamlessly blend elements of ancient and modern influences. Measuring an astonishing 22 1/4" x 20" x 8", the work includes a certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact as well as a certified third party appraisal from Foss Appraisal Service listing the replacement value of this work at $30,000.
About Dale Chihuly
Renowned as one of the world's preeminent contemporary glass artists, Dale Chihuly is acclaimed for his monumental sculptures and installations that have left an indelible mark on the art landscape. Notably, he is the creative force behind the awe-inspiring ceiling at the Bellagio's flower garden in Las Vegas and the mastermind behind the Rotunda Chandelier at the esteemed Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Today, the glassworks of Dale Chihuly rank among the most coveted collectibles for devotees of decorative arts.
Despite an initial indifference to formal education, Chihuly's educational journey led him to prestigious graduate schools, where he earned both scientific and artistic degrees in sculpture. While early interests leaned towards interior design and craft, his abiding passion was always rooted in the medium of glass. As a Fulbright Fellow in the late 1960s and an apprentice at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice, Chihuly honed his skills in Murano glasswork. His dedication to experimenting with glassblowing played a pivotal role in rekindling international interest in the ancient art form.
Dale Chihuly's monumental and small-scale artworks grace over 200 of the world's most distinguished decorative art collections, a testament to the enduring allure of his creative vision. The artist holds an impressive twelve honorary doctorates.
Among the highlights of his prolific career are the iconic Cylinders and Baskets from the 1970s, followed by the celebrated Macchia, Venetians, and Persians in the 1980s, and the innovative Niijima Floats and Chandeliers in the 1990s. A more recent addition to his repertoire is the captivating Fiori series from the 2000s.
For over three decades, Chihuly has served as the artistic director of his team of craftsmen, a role assumed following two accidents that left him blind in one eye and unable to handle the blowing tube. This transformative shift enabled him to envision the possibilities of glasswork on a broader scale, all while preserving his unmistakable artistic style.