Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: 1980 One of Kind Navajo Blanket Cylinder
Size: 10' in Height'
These rarely come across and are considered the most desirable and highly collected pieces Chihuly have created. This is one of those rare moments and opportunities to own the most beautiful Navajo Blanket Cylinder we have ever come across. Also rare to Chihuly pieces you will find a drawing of himself on the bottom of the piece! This piece came directly from a student of the Pilchuck Glass School and was a gift from Dale. We recently purchased this amazing cylinder and have listed at the best offer option to name your price on one of the most rare and highly collected pieces Chihuly ever created. The piece comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity and story behind it. Make your offer today.
One of his most celebrated series, Dale Chihuly's Persians eloquently capture his love of compelling colors and energetic forms. In an essay from Chihuly Persians, art historian Tina Oldknow describes Chihuly's diverse color palette as 'subtle, intense, simple, complicated, dark, light: Chihuly's colors are his signature.
The Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition, Aspen Green Persian, incorporates the opulent colors and exquisite lines of Chihuly's Persian series. This piece is highlighted by a radiant citron green, with delightful shades of yellow and red spots sprinkled on the back like lingering confetti from a late-night celebration. A contrasting red lip wrap delineates a softly rippled and folded edge, and thin lines radiate outward around the body, beginning at the ball foot, on which the Persian rests.
Handblown, and signed by Chihuly, Aspen Green Persian measures approximately nine inches across. Accompanying each Studio Edition are a Plexiglas vitrine and Chihuly Persians, a publication featuring an in-depth essay by Tina Oldknow, current curator of modern glass at the Corning Museum of Glass.
Aspen Green Persian is a festive blend of exotic form and intense color.
Chihuly, is known especially for his fine glass work and vibrantly colored original paintings, Dale Chihuly is one of the most famous modern American artists. While his glass work is what made him famous, Chihuly is truly a master of many mediums.
An early interest in art beginning at a young age spurred Chihuly to pursue a long and varied artistic education. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941 the artist grew up there and studies Interior Design at the nearby University of Washington. After his graduation he enrolled in the country first glass program at the University of Wisconsin. In 1968, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study glass blowing at the renowned Venini glass factory in Venice, Italy. A the Venini factory, Chihuly was exposed to the team approach to glass blowing that he would go on to incorporate throughout the rest of his career. He later went on to study and receive his second master’s degree from the widely respected Rhode Island School of Design. After his graduation, Chihuly was asked to create and head the school’s first glass department. During this time, he also maintained his Washington roots by beginning the Pilchuck glass school near Stanwood in 1971. It was here he first began significantly pushing the envelope of glass sculpture. He began creating the indoor and outdoor artistic installation which would later go on to become a hallmark of the artist’s work.
During 1971, Chihuly also opened his first exhibition in New York. The work showcased designs influenced by Navajo blanket patterns. The Native American population of the Northwest would go on to play a landmark role in Chihuly’s work, as he would also go on to create a series inspired by their basket work. This famous series known as Baskets and Cylinders was showcased in 1978 at the Smithsonian in Washington