Note from Kenn Holsten
Greetings. I’m very happy to share some great new work with you this month. As usual, the artists continue to delight and amaze me with both their skill and their ability to create extraordinary beauty from such a common material as glass. I hope you enjoy this month’s offerings and invite you to visit www.holstengalleries.com to see more works by each of these artists and many others.
Quotes of the Month
“Glass is the most magical of all materials.”
“I can’t understand it when people say they don’t like a particular color. How on Earth can you not like a color?”
“I want my work to appear as if it came from nature.”
- Dale Chihuly
Fenice by Lino Tagliapietra
Of all of Lino’s many wonderful series, the “Fenice” series is one of the most elegantly sculptural. This particular new piece is a master work in both form and color.
Innocence of the Moon by Michael Taylor
I love this piece by Michael Taylor. The form is daring and yet maintains a certain balance. The two colors play off of each other in a dramatic way. The viewer gets a totally different perspective from any angle and it looks great every time.
Noble Secret by Jon Kuhn
This is a classic Kuhn cube. The colors, mostly reds and golds with a touch of blue, delight the eye. As one spins it on its metal base the visual impact is almost overwhelmingly engaging.
Box and sake cups by Kyohei Fujita
These works by Fujita are beautiful in a subtle and gracious way. These are an example of many great works available on our Secondary Market page.
Untitled by Alex Bernstein
This new piece by Alex Bernstein is so new that I don't even have the title or dimensions to include here! Nonetheless, I like it so much that I wanted to include it in this letter (and his pieces are typically about 20 inchess high). The vertical thrust of the piece, in combination with the sublime colors, give this piece a quality that I can only describe as spiritual. This is one of my alltime favorite Bernstein pieces.
Ginger Plum Seaform, 2009 by Dale Chihuly
Here is another example of an earlier Studio Edition by Chihuly. This particular Seaform pair is from 2009. There are other examples available of these smaller Chihuly works that go back even further in time. Please contact me if you’d like to see them and also check out the current year’s editions.
Thank you, take care and stay well!
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