Articles : Master Glass Artist – Part One

The glass art of Dale Chihuly is shown and loved throughout the world! Holsten Galleries began showing Chihuly’s work at its Palm Beach, Florida gallery in 1982 and has placed countless Chihuly glass sculptures in this country and abroad.

Chihuly’s glass art can be discussed in several different categories:

1. Unique glass sculpture.

Dale Chihuly’s unique glass works are one-of-a-kind pieces designed by Chihuly and blown by his team of expert glass blowers. The best known series are Searforms, Persians, Baskets, Macchias and Venetians. Holsten Galleries has access to a large inventory of each of Chihuly’s major series. Please contact us to discuss your preferences and we will be happy to email you images of available Chihuly glass pieces. Holsten Galleries specializes in assisting glass art collectors in locating and acquiring outstanding pieces by Chihuly and other leading contemporary glass artists.

2. Chandeliers and other large-scale Installations

Chihuly Chandeliers are large scale hanging installations composed of many different blown glass elements. Technically speaking, they are not actually chandeliers in the traditional sense of that word since they have no internal lighting and must be lit externally.

Dale Chihuly Chandeliers and other architectural glass Installations can be found in museums, symphony halls, private homes and public spaces throughout the world. Holsten Galleries has worked closely with glass collectors, architects and museums in acquiring and commissioning Chihuly Installations for the past 15 years. Owner Kenn Holsten has a 35-year close relationship with Chihuly Studio and is familiar with every step in the process of commissioning a handblown glass installation which Chihuly would create especially for your home. Holsten Galleries is a world class online glass art gallery representing Dale Chihuly. The images on are examples of Chihuly Installations and similar works can be commissioned through our gallery. Please contact us for price information and other questions regarding Installations by Dale Chihuly. If you see a glass chandelier on our website that is of interest, we are happy to discuss the possibility of a commission for a similar Chihuly Chandelier in your space.

3. Studio Edition glass sculptures.

Each year Dale Chihuly interprets one or more of his series into a stunning work of glass art known as his “Studio Editions.” Each Studio Edition is hand blown by Chihuly’s team of master craftsmen to his specifications. Due to the process involved in hand blowing Chihuly glass, each individual piece can be considered unique. Chihuly signs each Studio Edition. Included in the price of each is a plexiglass vitrine and a hardcover Chihuly book. Please contact us for additional images of pieces currently available or for prices of Dale Chihuly glass for sale. A limited number of prior Studio Editions are available as well.


Dale Chihuly is most famous for his blown glass sculpture but also creates beautiful prints and drawings.

Dale Chihuly Drawings

Dale Chihuly Drawings give us another side of Chihuly’s artistry. Chihuly’s Drawings capture the creative energy and vibrancy of one of America’s true living treasures. Holsten Galleries has access to a wide variety of Chihuly Drawings. Please contact us to see images of available original drawings and paintings by Dale Chihuly. Chihuly Drawings are available in small, medium and large.

Dale Chihuly Limited Edition Prints

Many Chihuly lithographs for sale are available through Holsten Galleries, an online glass gallery which specializes in Chihuly limited edition prints and original drawings as well as Chihuly glass art.

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