Artist: Dale Chihuly
Title: Seafoam Green and Oxblood Basket
Medium: Hand Blown Glass
Size: 9" x 10"
Year: Circa 1974
Condition: Museum quality
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticit, certified appraisal from Foss Appriasal Service, and complete record of provenance.
Dale Chihuly's basket series launched his career as a fine artist, laying the groundwork for a career of innovation that would transform glass art forever. This seafoam green and oxblood basket is a textbook example of his early basket series work, featuring the oxblood markings and classic size and shape the series is known for. This basket is very similar to the ones on display at Chihuly Garden and Glass as well as the ones originally exhibited in Chihuly's collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The gallery retail price for Dale Chihuly's seafoam green and oxblood basket is $25,000-$35,000.
Chihuly's Seafoam Green and Oxblood Basket was created circa 1974 and is not signed or dated, which was common for works he made during this time. We do guarantee that the piece is authentic and provide a gallery certificate of authenticity with purchase, along with a certified appraisal from Foss Appraisal Service and a letter of unbroken provenance detailing every purchase and sale of this piece from its original owner.
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.