Cinnabar Basket

2013 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Cinnabar Basket

7 x 7 x 7"

Inspired, colorful, and elegant, the Cinnabar Basket captures the definitive essence of Chihuly’s Baskets series.

It reveals the elegant simplicity and classic form exemplified in this series. Thin, striated black lines articulate the asymmetry of the spherical vessel, while the burnished red backdrop is accentuated by a constellation of black and yellow spots. Combined, these characteristics bring a balance of form that is both inviting and expressive.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 7 x 7 x 7"
Year 2015 and Older
Quantity Dropdown Value Use General Configuration
Color Black, Red
Series Baskets
In stock

Signed by the artist
Approximately 7"H x 7"W x 7"D
Accompanied by a 10 x 10" acrylic 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 Chihuly Baskets, a 112-page book that includes an enlightening DVD and an essay by curator Davira S. Taragin detailing the history of the Baskets series.

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Chihuly first established his unique approach to glassblowing while working on one of his earliest series: Baskets. This technique set the tone for the now-familiar asymmetrical forms, which are characterized by their delicate, organic shapes and long, trailing wraps.

Art historian Linda Norden writes that the Baskets “manifest another kind of Chihuly magic, one that does indeed rely on his exploitation of the material properties of glass. These are forms that truly make us wonder: whether the glass gathers the light or the light gathers as forms.”

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