Dale Chihuly - Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad New York Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Charles Cowles Gallery, Inc., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1981

  • Literature

    Mark McDonnell, ed., Chihuly on Fire, Seattle, 2016, pp. 76-77, 80-81 for similar examples
    Suzanne Rus and Muriel Ramuz, eds., Chihuly, Groningen, 2019, pp. 40-41, 44-45 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    Acclaimed for his glass sculptures, vessels, and installations, American artist Dale Chihuly has dedicated his career to exploring the boundaries of the medium. After training with Harvey Littleton, founder of the American Studio Glass movement at the University of Wisconsin, Chihuly attended the Rhode Island School of Design for his M.F.A. and worked briefly in the Venini Fabrica, Venice. Chihuly creates works evocative of natural motifs, hyperbolizing their color and form to a tantalizing effect. One such series, Seaforms, reimagines marine flora in sinuous glass cradles, nodding to the origins of the medium in the ocean. The present Seaform work reveals rippled glass, invoking the assuaging character of a gentle current in the water.

    An artist, educator, and founder of the Pilchuck Glass School in 1971, Chihuly is recognized internationally. His work is situated in several public sites and is held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, among others.

Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

27

Four-piece "Seaform" set

1981
Blown glass.
14 x 18 x 20 in. (35.6 x 45.7 x 50.8 cm)
Underside of the largest element incised Chihuly 1981.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $10,080

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022