Dale Chihuly Signed 1998 Coral Basket Hand Blown Contemporary Glass Sculpture

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Description

Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Coral Basket
Medium: Hand Blown Glass
Size: 8" x 7.5" x 8"
Inscription: Inscribed on bottom "Chihuly 98"
Year: 1998
Documentation: Includes gallery certificate of authenticity

Dale Chihuly's 1998 handblown glass Coral Basket exemplifies his unparalleled mastery of color within the realm of glass art. Renowned for the vibrant and fully saturated hues characteristic of his contemporary pieces, the Coral Basket reveals Chihuly's extraordinary skill in seamlessly blending nuanced colors, showcasing the depth and breadth of his color manipulation expertise.

The Basket series, Chihuly's inaugural venture into this medium, may appear deceptively simple when compared to some of his more elaborate collections. However, it stands as a groundbreaking achievement that redefined the possibilities of the blowpipe and reshaped perceptions of glass art. Despite the passage of decades and numerous artistic explorations, the minimalist finishes and sleek forms of the Basket series maintain their status as the epitome of aesthetic modernity within Chihuly's body of work.

Dale Chihuly's Coral Basket is signed "Chihuly 98" on the underside and comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity.


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 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.

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