Rose Blush Macchia

2017 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Rose Blush Macchia

6 x 9 x 9"

Earthy and surreal, Rose Blush Macchia illustrates Chihuly’s mastery of color. It’s a stunning example of the Macchia series, inspired by Chihuly’s desire to use all 300 colors in the hotshop.

The sculpture’s vitality emerges from brilliant, variegated spots of orange and red pigments. These pigments, stretched and transformed in the process by breath, heat, and gravity, are illuminated against shadowy bands of rose and violet hues. A radiant yellow lip wrap emphasizes the classic rippling form of the Macchia series and bridges the colloquy between the exterior color and the soft blue interior.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 6 x 9 x 9"
Year 2017
Quantity Dropdown Value Use General Configuration
Custom Value (x,y,z) No
Color Blue, Orange, Purple, Red
Series Macchia
frameprice N/A
Methods No
In stock
$6,500.00

Signed by the artist
Approximately 6"H x 9"W x 9"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 Chihuly Macchia, a compact hardcover book with a DVD and essay by Davira S. Taragin on the historical and aesthetic contexts of this series.

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“The unbelievable combinations of color—that was the driving force.”

–Chihuly

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Exploring every conceivable color combination for the Macchia series, Chihuly created color charts noting one color for the interior and another for the exterior. Chihuly tackled the challenge of keeping these colors pure and separate, leading to his providential discover of a new technique—introducing a layer of white between the interior and exterior, to keep colors from blending.

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