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Buttercup Yellow Persian with Red Lip Wrap
Date: 1996
Culture: American
Dimensions: Overall: 12 x 10 x 11 in. (30.5 x 25.4 x 27.9 cm)
Medium: handblown glass
Credit Line: Gift of Christopher and Margo Light
Label Text: One of the world's premier glass artists, Dale Chihuly, has been called the Louis Comfort TIffany of the 20th century for his innovative designs and new conepts of decorative glass. After studying sculpture and glass blowing at the University of Wisconsin, Chihuly experimented with team glassblowing, which enabled him to produce large-scale works. A car accident in 1976 took the sight from his left eye and Chihuly has ever since been recognized by the patch he wears over that eye. Although he hasn't blown glass since 1979, Chilhuly creates the concept behind an artwork, which he relays by sketches, paintings and words to the master glassblowers who then produce his vision.
Object Number: 1997/8.4
Currently not on view