Kiki Smith - Evening Editions New York Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2007 Kiki Smith collaborated with the esteemed glassware company Stueben to produce five etched glass objects inspired by animal imagery.  The centerpiece and largest of Kiki Smith's Tattoo Collection is this grandly scaled mouth-blown vase of polished glass adorned with Kiki Smith's interpretations of classic tattoo motifs: a sinuous snake, a bird on a branch, flowers, moths and stars.   


Tattoo Vase

Uniquely etched crystal glass vase, 
16 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (41.3 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)
incised with signature of the artist and Steuben and numbered 3/5 on the underside, published by Steuben and executed with the aid of master engraver Max Erlacher, New York, in excellent condition, contained in original gray flannel dust bag.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York