In its sublime translucency, Blue Sky Basket Set embodies all the subtle characteristics of Chihuly's Basket Series. Yielding to gravity, these delicate pale blue vessels appear as if floating in one another, while the sinuous line of their opening is delineated with a black lip-wrap. A technique used in nearly all works in the series, it adds an fine touch of elegance to this 2004 Studio Edition. The piece comes in professional, safe packaging.
Collect art in a smart way! Select our Best Offer option to propose a price. 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 Bellagios 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.
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The item "Dale Chihuly Blue Sky Basket Set Sold Out Retired Edition" is in sale since Monday, May 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "modern_artifact" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.This item can be shipped worldwide.