Artist: Dale Chihuly
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 83" x 29"
Condition: Museum quality
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
This extremely rare Dale Chihuly Diptych original acrylic painting is the only one of its kind we've ever had the pleasure to come across. Measuring 83" x 29" total, this large, colorful work makes an impressive visual impact. Although Dale Chihuly is primarily known for his groundbreaking glass art, his two dimensional work has gained a great deal of traction in the art market as well, sharing the organic shapes and vibrant color patterns that have defined his modern era glass work. The use of watercolor in this painting allows for variability in the bright blue background, reminiscent of Chihuly’s spotted “Macchia” series. The imagery itself highlights bold shapes and sweeping, sea-like lines, reminiscent of Chihuly’s “Seaform” series. But it’s the rare size, incredible height, and unique diptych format that most help this painting stand out. This Dale Chihuly painting is signed by the artist at the bottom in red and comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact.
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.