Sahara Basket Set

2014 Chihuly Workshop Studio Edition

Sahara Basket Set

4 x 11 x 9½"

With the fluidity of a molten substance, Chihuly’s Baskets curve with a supple grace and appear to yield to a tension that is more sensed than seen.

The Sahara Basket Set contains this expression of the material essence of glass. The larger, transparent magenta element is gently collapsed with trails of fine, golden-colored glass thread over its surface. A smaller, tonally opaque element rests inside the arcing rim of the Basket’s mouth, visually exposed by the transparency of the larger piece in the work.

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Type Glass
Dimensions 4 x 11 x 9½"
Year 2015 and Older
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Color Red, Yellow
Series Baskets
In stock

Signed by the artist
Approximately 4"H x 11"W x 9½"D

Every year, Chihuly creates new 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: On Color and Form, a 120-page book with essays by Davira S. Taragin.

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Chihuly’s Baskets series was inspired by a collection of Northwest Coast Indian baskets that had begun to collapse from aging.

“When Chihuly saw these misshapen fiber baskets, he saw the essence of glass,” explains Henry Geldzahler, former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chihuly interprets their relaxed, natural beauty by creating three-dimensional portraits with the elements of gravity, breath, and heat.

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