Byzantine Blue Persian

2017 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Byzantine Blue Persian

7 x 10 x 10"

With its sweeping arcs and arabesques, Byzantine Blue Persian is evidence of Chihuly’s predilection for glass as a vehicle for color and the transmission of light.

It is the first Persian edition composed of three individual elements. The largest, sheer pearly blue at its center, fans and opens out to a deeper blue rim conveying its swaying spines and graceful movement. Within it rests a dazzlingly red-striped form that provides an inviting and contrasting dimension. The composition’s final element, a rich blue, expressive, and gently coiled serpentine form, reiterates the poetic suppleness of the sculpture in its entirety.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 7 x 10 x 10"
Year 2017
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Custom Value (x,y,z) No
Color Blue, Red
Series Persians
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Methods No
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Signed by the artist
Approximately 7"H x 10"W x 10"D
Accompanied by a 12 x 12" Plexiglas vitrine with a black base for display

Every year, Chihuly creates four Studio Editions, representing Chihuly’s most distinctive series. As every piece is handblown, your artwork may vary slightly in size, color, and shape. Small blemishes or imperfections in the glass are part of the glass blowing process and add to the individual characteristics of each piece.

Includes the Chihuly Workshop publication Chihuly Persians, with an essay by Davira S. Taragin and a DVD informing the series.

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Chihuly’s Persian series originated in 1986 as a search for new forms. Early works in the series were oddly shaped and intensely colored. Former curator Tina Oldknow notes, “The earliest Persians looked ‘archaeological’ to Chihuly, like excavated ancient treasures. Chihuly sensed that these objects represented a formal direction in his art that was experimental, new, and exotic.”

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