Tutti Frutti Goblet (red top; purple base)

  • Robert Dane, Tutti Frutti Goblet (red top; purple base), 2003, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly, 2007.5.6

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.
Title
Tutti Frutti Goblet (red top; purple base)
Artist
Date
2003
Location
Dimensions
9 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (23.8 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly

Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Object Number
2007.5.6
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI