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Basket Drawing, 1996
Dale Chihuly

8-color Lithograph, signed edition of 150

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Basket Drawing explores one of Chihuly's favorite forms and defines it using neutral colors accented with iridescent blues and greens, deepened with touches of intricately woven sterling-silver swirls. In 1996, the Smithsonian commissioned this print to commemorate the successful culmination of the Art in Celebration! collaborative project involving The Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions, and Artrain.

Dale Chihuly is world-renowned for his extraordinary glass sculpture. He is also an enormously talented artist on paper, often formulating his sculptural pieces from these beautiful two-dimensional works. Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, he is credited with breathing life into the now-flourishing world of blown glass. He studied at the University of Wisconsin with Harvey Littleton, and at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice, Italy (the first American to be granted such access).

Returning to the U.S. in 1971, he co-founded the Pilchuck Glass Center in Stanwood, Washington. His works are in collections of more than 100 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.

Special Information: 8-color lithograph printed on 100% deckle edge rag paper, signed edition of 150. Sold unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 24 ½ x 18 ½ inches

Paper Dimensions: 30 ¼ x 22 inches

Produced by: J K Fine Art Editions