YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR OWN CHIHULY!

The Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly are available for purchase at the Columbus Visitors Center Gift Shop! For information on purchasing, please contact the Columbus Visitors Center at 812-378-2622. The editions available at the gift shop right now are shown below. See also the Chihuly prints available, at the bottom of this page.

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EUCALYPTUS MACCHIA

In 1981, as the Macchia series was in its developmental stage, Dale Chihuly began methodically exploring the chemical properties of colors to create compatible combinations. These “color studies” went on to inform Chihuly’s technique of mixing opaque and transparent colors with glass powders, dusts, and jimmies (small chunks of colored glass), which has defined this monumental series for thirty-eight years.

The asymmetrical form of the 2019 Eucalyptus Macchia Studio Edition presents a lime-green landscape punctuated by bursts of saffron orange, canary yellow, and oxblood red. The shallow profile of this two-piece composition allows the interior panorama of rich marine blue to interact and complement the verdant exterior. A departure from Chihuly’s classic Macchia forms, the Eucalyptus Macchia demonstrates feathery, light qualities typically blown in Chihuly’s “pheasant” tradition.

Signed by the artist
Approximately 6-1/2” H x 11-1/2” W x 9” D
Accompanied by a 12 x 12” acrylic display vitrine and a copy of Chihuly: On Fire.

Golden-Topaz-Basket

FLAMINGO MACCHIA

The Macchia series provided Dale Chihuly with a blank canvas allowing him to express his deep appreciation of color. To realize his vision, he developed a new application technique, combining opaque and transparent pigments through which he would manipulate light.

The 2019 Flamingo Macchia Studio Edition embodies the radiant properties of glass through its unrestrained palette of colors. Varying hues of rose, blue, and orange daub the multifaceted exterior while a spiraling red tonal body wrap emphasizes the ebb and flow of the rippled form. The dazzling lemon-yellow interior pulls light within the sculpture to create a dualistic illusion of opacity and transparency. A black lip wrap tethers these flamboyant exchanges of color.

Signed by the artist
Approximately 6-1/2” H x 7” W x 7” D
Accompanied by a 10” x 10” acrylic display vitrine and a copy of Chihuly: On Fire.

Golden-Topaz-Basket

PERIWINKLE PERSIAN

Dale Chihuly discovered early in his career that through human breath, heat, and gravity, he was able to achieve forms in glass that had not previously existed. The Persian series’ animated grace was realized through the exploration of this spontaneous and organic process.

Periwinkle Persian, a 2019 Studio Edition, is a provocative study of suspended motion. The elements in this two-piece composition illustrate the fluid gestures and the effects of gravity, both used to shape handblown glass. Its translucent violet exterior element with a pale lilac body wrap and contrasting blue lip wrap cradles a coiled and textured element that propels the energetic momentum of the entire sculpture.

Signed by the artist
Approximately 7-1/2” H x 10” W x 9” D
Accompanied by a 12” x 12” acrylic display vitrine and a copy of Chihuly Persians.

Golden-Topaz-Basket

MANDARIN ORANGE BASKET

Dale Chihuly’s approach to glassblowing—allowing glass to find its own form by using only breath, fire, and centrifugal force—may best be demonstrated in his exquisitely organic series Baskets. Intrigued by the relationship between form and color, Chihuly has further explored the series through intimate groupings of the malleable and misshapen forms. These contemplative studies, first exhibited in 1977 at the Seattle Art Museum, have since gone on to inform many of Chihuly’s iconic series.

The 2019 Mandarin Orange Basket Studio Edition embodies Chihuly’s visionary dialogue of form, color, and space. Vibrant orange elements combine to create a dynamic microcosm. Beginning at the top of each element, a saturation of deep orange gracefully transitions to transparency, juxtaposing the composition’s substance and ethereal quality. A teal green lip winds and wraps along its contours, further articulating its physicality.

Signed by the artist
Approximately 6-1/2” H x 10” W x 10-1/2” D
Accompanied by a 12” x 12” acrylic display vitrine and a copy of Chihuly: On Fire.

BUY A CHIHULY PRINT

You may also purchase Chihuly prints at the Visitors Center. The prints shown below are currently available for purchase.

Chihuly’s enjoyment in the spontaneous act of drawing has led to his continued pursuit of traditional printmaking; like his drawings, the prints offer collectors an intimate and alternative connection to his work in glass.

These original, limited-edition prints reveal his unique sensibility and highlight the artist’s unmistakable drawing style. All Chihuly Workshop original limited edition prints are signed by Chihuly and numbered. Prices vary by piece.

Silver Lining print, Dale Chihuly

The Big Chill By Dale Chihuly

Five-color serigraph with handwork

37″H x 25″W

Edition of 125; signed in paint and numbered in pencil

Printed in 2017 by Modern Multiples, Los Angeles, CA

Drawing inspiration from Chihuly’s new Glass on Glass series and the delicate balance of the Ikebana form, Big Chill typifies the artist’s unrestrained drawing style. Overlapping shades of blue seemingly shift in the background as deep blue and silver ink delineate the iconic form. Adding to the expressive composition is the application of metallic paint to the print after it was hand-pulled from the press.

Big Chill is signed by Dale Chihuly in custom acrylic paint.

Purple Polka print, Dale Chihuly

Hot Poppies By Dale Chihuly

Three-color serigraph with handwork

37″H x 25″W

Edition of 125; signed in paint and numbered in pencil

Printed in 2018 by Kolibri Art Studio, Gardena, CA

Lighthearted, yet bold, and set against a spirited yellow background, Hot Poppies relays the color and spontaneous momentum that are fundamental characteristics of Chihuly’s works on paper. The strong terracotta base of the Ikebana provides a launching pad for a flurry of vivacious orange blooms and effervescent spatters created by energetic gestures used in the execution of the composition. This three-color serigraph is numbered and signed by Chihuly in gunmetal acrylic paint.

All Chihuly Fine Art Prints are originals, signed by Chihuly and numbered. Prints with handwork are created by drawing with paint onto existing prints after they are pulled from the press.

Byzantine-Blue-Persian

Silvery Duet By Dale Chihuly

Six-color serigraph

37” H x 25” W

Edition of 125; signed in paint and numbered in pencil

Date of release – 1/25/19

Pewter ink interprets the duo of multi-scaled Chandelier forms against a creamy pearl background. Layered over each Chandelier, metallic silver, iridescent aqua, and molten gold acrylic paints add a kinetic buoyancy to the two forms.

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Midsummer Splash By Dale Chihuly

Six-color serigraph with handwork

37″H x 25″W

Edition of 125; signed in paint and numbered in pencil

Printed in 2018 by Kolibri Art Studio, Gardena, CA

Midsummer Splash expresses the delicate and minimalist floral art form known in the Japanese culture as “Ikebana” while emphasizing Chihuly’s spontaneous and asymmetrical approach to both glassblowing and drawing. Teal blue ink, capturing the subtle brush strokes of Chihuly’s hand, interprets the base of the Ikebana while canary yellow depicts the exuberant stems emerging from within it. Orange acrylic handwork further propels the outward motion of the stems and overall composition. Midsummer Splash is signed by Chihuly in acrylic paint and numbered in pencil.

All Chihuly Fine Art Prints are originals, signed by Chihuly and numbered. Prints with handwork are created by drawing with paint onto existing prints after they are pulled from the press.

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