Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Three Piece Pink Coral Seaform Persian Set with White Lip Wrap
Medium: Handblown glass
Size: Large piece - 10" x 7" x 4 1/2", Small piece - 5" x 5" x 2", Persian - 7" x 6" x 4"
Inscription: Signed and dated on smallest piece
Condition: Very good condition overall, request a full condition report for details
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
The American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly is best known for using innovative techniques for handblown glass. His glass practice is a departure from traditional symmetry and perfectly formed vessels and instead characterized by asymmetry and irregularity. The fluid and organic forms of Three Piece Pink Coral Seaform Persian Set with White Lip Wrap offer a tribute to the sea and embody Chihuly’s major source of creativity, water. The thin and transparent spiral wraps of soft pinks and whites further allude to creatures of the sea.
This set combines two of Chihuly’s series, Persians and Seaforms, with the overall set belonging to the Seaforms series and the smallest element being a Persian. Chihuly’s Persians explore form, shape, and color through poetic and experimental glasswork while his Seaforms series capture natural rhythm and fluidity.
Dale Chihuly's Three Piece Pink Coral Seaform Persian Set with White Lip Wrap is signed and dated on the smallest piece and comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact.
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.