E-Newsletter : Issue #035 May 2011




Green Flame by Alex Bernstein
17.5″ x 12.5″ x 3″


Starfish Murine Top by Nancy Callan
11.5″ x 12″ x 12″


Curved Overlap by John Kiley
14″ diameter


Sultry Blue Ripple by Stephen Powell
7.5″ x 20″ x 20.5″


by Lino Tagliapietra
19.75″ x 11″ x 5.75″

Chihuly Studio Editions 2011
2011 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly

May 2011

Message from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I am excited to share lots of new and exciting work with you this month. After 33 years in the glass art business, I am often still amazed at the talent, creativity and versatility of the artists I represent. Of course there have been huge changes over that period of time but it is also interesting to track the incremental changes happening continually in the way that artists work with the glass medium. Enjoy the images, visit the artists’ web pages to see more and, as always, feel free to contact me with your comments and questions.

Quote of the Month

“Glass is the most magical of all materials.”

– Dale Chihuly


New Works

Green Flame by Alex Bernstein
I love everything about this new cast piece by Alex. The simple lines, the dramatic green center in the field of soothing amber, the surface work. Alex’s work continues to surprise and delight.

Starfish Murine Top
by Nancy Callan
This is one of my all time favorites of Nancy’s “Top” series. The inclusion of Murini (glass beads) adds a dynamic element to this familiar form and the colors are stunning. By the way, on Monday Nancy gave a TED talk in New York. I hope to have a link to that talk to give you in my June E-newsletter.

Curved Overlap
by John Kiley
This new piece by John, just finished in the last few days, is both ultra simple and very sophisticated. The lines are so pleasing and the colors perfectly harmonious. I am offering two images of this piece and, like many glass sculptures, it could be equally as appealing seen from any number of angles.




Sultry Blue Ripple
by Stephen Powell
Here is another of Stephen’s new series of smaller works. In this case he has opened up the vessel to create more of an abstract bowl shape. I like the asymmetry of this piece and the colors are spectacular. The response to the new smaller format has been very positive, particularly from collectors who love Stephen’s esthetic but lack space in their homes for his larger works.

Lino Tagliapietra – All New Inventory
I have just received my new spring/summer Lino Tagliapietra inventory! Please visit Lino Tagliapietra’s web page to view the other great works created by the Maestro. You will see outstanding examples of familiar series “(Dinosaur,” “Mandara,” “Angel Tear”) and also some series you may not be familiar with, such as the “Kira” pictured here. Please contact me for further information or for a link to the available works from Lino Tagliapietra’s current retrospective exhibition in Venice (catalog available: email [email protected]).


2011 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly
There has been so much interest in the new Studio Editions by Chihuly that I decided to include them again in this month’s issue. It is wonderful how these smaller pieces by Dale capture the same sculptural sophistication and intensity of color as his larger scale works.



Thank you for your time and interest and stay in touch!!

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