Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Las Tres Hermanas Ikebanas
Medium: Mixed Media Sugar Lift Aquatint with Handwork and Charring
Size: 14 1/8" x33 1/4"
Condition: Signed and dated by Chihuly. Unopened and remains in mint condition.
Book: 12" x 15 1/2" Leather-Bound Hardcover 208 pages with 138 color photographs.
Registration Number: 61/125.pp2i.08
Page 17 of this archived portland press catalog shows the set as it was marketed. Original edition price as seen in the photos was $5000.
Travel back in time and take your shot at this sold out edition with your best offer today. Still in the same condition you would have picked it up in almost 9 years earlier. The first to meet our bottomline on this piece will take home one of the finest Chihuly collectibles created.
Framing: If you would like to have the trifold framed before we ship the item out we can arrange that for an additional cost that will be much less than you local framer. The prints were printed using gamblin portland black ink, portland cool black ink, and a faust transparent base. The handwork is golden acrylic paint and charring with a propane torch. The limited edition prints come with the famous Chihuly Black Limited Edition Book.
Chihuly first began his black works in the spring of 2006. He started with Cylinders and eventually incorporated black into his best-known series, including drawings. During this time Chihuly created this series including the trifold of three intaglio print images and this handsomely packaged leather-bound clamshell.
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.