Raven Black Baskets

2015 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Raven Black Baskets

6 x 10½ x 10½"

The Raven Black Baskets represents a bold departure from Chihuly’s hallmark kaleidoscopic colors. The simplicity of its provocative, contemporary color palette directs focus to the composition’s strong sculptural presence.

The saffron yellow interior of each of the three Baskets creates a warm inner glow, set against the opaque black exterior. This same golden hue is boldly used for the lip of each piece, eventually trailing off across the surface to continue this colloquy of vibrant color and dramatic contrast.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 6 x 10½ x 10½"
Year 2015 and Older
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Color Black, Yellow
Series Baskets
In stock

Signed by the artist
Approximately 6"H x 10½"W x 10½"D
Accompanied by a 12 x 12" acrylic vitrine with a black base for display
Hardcover book included

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.

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“It was Chihuly’s early experiences with the properties of soft, woven baskets that set him on the path to transforming traditional interpretations of glass as rigid vessels or containers.”

–Art historian Barbara Rose

Additional Insights

A symbiotic dialogue began in 1977 between Chihuly’s creative vision and his chosen medium that had a lasting impact on the artist’s métier. One result was Chihuly’s exquisite interpretation of softly slumping and aging Native American fiber baskets in the unlikely static medium of glass—the Basket series.

Thirty years later, Chihuly, the consummate colorist who is endlessly fascinated by the transmission of light and its reflective characteristics through glass, explores these same properties in his work executed in black.

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