Dale Chihuly - Original Drawing with inscription
Marker on paper
Signed on verso
Custom framing to show signature through the plexiglass back. No expense spared on the framing.
Drawing has played a crucial role throughout Dale Chihuly’s career. “I always drew,” said the artist once. His ideas, especially after he lost sight in his left eye, were best expressed on a piece of paper, often through a schematic, quick-stroked drawing. While his first drawings were largely linear and sketchy, the latter works (since the beginning of the 1990s) abound with color and contrasts, similarly to his glass work. The almost entire body of Chihuly’s drawings is representative of objects, usually the objects he creates in glass, while he often draws in his studio making the drafting process inseparable from the glass blowing.
When we speak of the linear drawings of Dale Chihuly, it’s necessary to observe his position within the post-minimalist group of artists, to which Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, and Eva Hesse belong. These drawings are stripped to an essence, almost abstract, perfectly embodying a clean idea of the artist. Such is this schematic drawing accompanied by an inscription Dale Chihuly dedicated to a friend. Executed on a yellow backdrop with strong, contrasting green marker, the croquis alludes to a five-piece work arranged in a naturally descending order.
The signature refers to “Don”, identified as Donald B. Kuspit, the author of a 1999 Dale Chihuly monograph reviewing his works from 1968 - 1996.
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