CHIHULY (born 1941) Cerulean blue macchia, 1988
Blown glass, inscribed Chihuly 88
Height 19½ in. (49.5 cm); width 19½ in. (49.5 cm); depth 19 in. (48.3 cm)
"If you put a Macchia on the table and you walk into a room it really held
its own in the room. I loved the idea that just a single piece of glass could
be like a sculpture that would command that much energy and space and attention."
-- Dale Chihuly, quoted from the "Artist's Statement" set forth under "Macchia"
on the Chihuly web site.
References: see generally Robert Hobbs, Chihuly alla Macchia: From the
George R. Stroemple Collection, Portland Press, 1993; ______ , "Chihuly's
Macchia," in Dale Chihuly: objets de verre, Museé des Arts Décoratifs,
Provenance: Al Staples (d. 2004, who advised Chihuly and acquired this work
directly from him)