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Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly Wild Poppy Persian Set Contemporary Glass Art


Dale Chihuly – Parrot Green Persian Set, 2001 Hand Blown Glass Size: 7 x 11 inches Signed and dated by the artist Certificate of Authenticity included The work of Dale Chihuly embodies a range of different influences in a contemporary way. Searching for new forms, he created the acclaimed series Persians, which combines a vast array of cultural impulses, from Classical Greece, Persia, Byzantium, the Islamic world, and Venice to the art nouveau style. The result is the series of exotic vessels characterized by unusual forms. Demonstrating the artist’s inventive approach to glassblowing, Persians are created in a range of lustrous colors and undulating forms. Their main characteristics are the swirling body wraps which act as decorative ribbons of color, only highlighting the exotic forms of these delicate pieces. To create these unusual vessels, the artist would place the molten glass into ribbed optic molds, transforming bubbles into the most unexpected shapes through the power of human breath only. The work “Parrot Green Persian Set” is a wonderful example of this remarkable series. It is comprised of two elegant glass pieces which create a harmonious composition. Vessels are created in a sparkling green color vibrating with swirling spirals in a darker shade. Resembling an entity that could be found in nature, a smaller vessel is delicately placed inside the gaping form of the bigger one. The opening of both of these vessels is delineated with a contrasting lip wrap in red. This work embodies the richness of Chihuly’s creative vision. The piece comes in professional, safe packaging. Certificate of Authenticity included. Free shipping. Collect art in a smart way! Select our Best Offer option to propose a price. The first bidder to meet the bottom line price wins. 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.


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  • Condition Details
    Excellent, Museum ready condition, piece is illustrious and colors are bold.
  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x Dm 11 in.H 17.78 cm x Dm 27.94 cm
  • Diameter
    11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Gallery Location
    Minneapolis, MN
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About Dale Chihuly (Artist)

With his sculptural works that fuse naturalistic forms with vibrant colors, Dale Chihuly has established himself as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary makers of art glass. The Tacoma, Washington, native’s experimental techniques — manifest in large-scale glass sculptures, installations and environmental artworks alongside smaller table-top pieces — combine fine art, design, architecture and craft. Chihuly’s inspired creative energy has brought glass blowing to a place at the forefront of the arts in the United States.

     Chihuly’s prolific body of work is coupled with a dedication to artistic instruction, education and community. Trained in interior design at the University of Washington, he pursued graduate work with Harvey Littleton, who built the first academic art glass program in the U.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After further studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Chihuly was awarded a 1968 Fulbright Fellowship to study glass blowing at the Venini glass factory on the island of Murano in Venice, where he was first introduced to group collaboration in glass making. Not only has Chihuly been committed to his own improvement as an artist, but he has also devoted much of his career to sharing his knowledge. He returned to RISD as an instructor, and after working there for more than a decade and he cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in 1971. An automobile accident in 1976 left Chihuly blind in one eye; a subsequent injury while bodysurfing weakened one shoulder, leaving him reliant on assistant glassblowers to execute his designs.

     Chihuly’s skills and technical innovations have allowed him to make pieces in an astonishing array of patterns, textures and hues — yet his work can be recognized immediately. He has created several notable extended series of artworks. These include his “Seaforms,” which evoke shells, starfish and other marine animals; “Blankets,” — composed of cylindrical units in patterns suggested by Native American textiles; and, most famously, his grand chandeliers made up of scores of curling, curving, pepper-shaped elements. Whether large or small, as you will see on these pages, the works of Dale Chihuly blend practical flair and bravura artistry. They are a highlight of any contemporary art and design collection.

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