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Tutti Frutti Goblet (red top; purple base)

2003 Robert Dane Born: Marshfield, Massachusetts 1953 glass 9 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (23.8 x 8.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly 2007.5.6 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53A

Luce Center Label

Robert Dane relates his study of Afro-Cuban percussion and his love for jazz improvisation to the "dance" he does with assistants in his glass-making studio. "We all have to respond to each other's movements, timing, and actions to create the finished piece." Tutti Frutti, which is Italian for "all fruits," is an appropriate title for this series of goblets, which incorporate a rainbow of vibrant colors, from strawberry reds to blueberry and grape. These functional goblets are slightly heavier than their thin-walled and highly delicate Venetian counterparts.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Robert Dane

Born: Marshfield, Massachusetts 1953

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