Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Seagreen Macchia Pair
Medium: Hand Blown Glass
Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 10" x 7"
Signed: Inscribed by Artist
Condition: Very good condition overall
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Chihuly began his Macchia series in 1981 when he decided to use the three-hundred colors of glass rods available. He used the colors in unexpected and endless combinations, creating a series that embraces a never-ending potential. Compared to other Macchia in the series, Dale Chihuly's Seagreen Macchia Pair is notably edited for a more minimal and modern look. It contains the vibrant color pallet we've come to expect from Chihuly's modern era works with his signature contrasting lip wrap in a vibrant yellow. The vast majority of the spots from which the name "Macchia" is derived (Italian for "spot") are a modern black, with a few accents of deep red and yellow. The saturated green background color is the primary focus of both the inside and outside of the Macchia.
Dale Chihuly's Seagreen Macchia Pair is signed 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. Glassworks 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 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.