Untitled (Glass Vessel)

  • Dale Chihuly, Untitled (Glass Vessel), 1979, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1978, Chihuly, Inc., Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.71.1

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Dale Chihuly's Untitled (Glass Vessel) was inspired by a 1977 visit to the Washington State Historical Society, where the artist viewed the museum's collection of American Indian baskets. Upon returning to his studio, he decided to re-create them in glass, especially the aged and asymmetrical look of the baskets. Using a tobacco brown–colored glass, he blew into the blowpipe until the molten glass was as thin as possible.
Title
Untitled (Glass Vessel)
Artists
Date
1979
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Dimensions
5 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (15.0 x 12.3 x 12.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Object Number
2001.71.1
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