E-Newsletter : Issue #108 December 2016 – New Lino Tagliapietra Inventory

December 2016

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Kenn with Lino Tagliapietra and Lina in Seattle

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a new year full of peace, good health and prosperity.

I recently traveled to Seattle to visit with Lino Tagliapietra, his wife Lina and their grandson Jacopo, who is doing a wonderful job managing Lino Tagliapietra’s business. I was fortunate to be able to select almost completely new inventory while I was there. I am so excited about this new body of work that I have decided to dedicate this entire edition of Holsten Galleries News to share it with you. I have selected a few of my favorite pieces to feature here and I suggest that you visit Lino Tagliapietra’s available works page on my website to see all of the work.

Lino Tagliapietra works



by Lino Tagliapietra

I was able to choose three great pieces from what is probably my favorite series of Lino Tagliapietra’s work, the Dinosaurs. This particular example of this signature series of the maestro is absolutely wonderful in every regard. The form is absolutely graceful and the colors, the cane work and the surface etching combine to create a true masterpiece.

Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra, 44.25" x 12.75" x 6"


Piccadilly by Lino Tagliapietra, 16.75" x 8" x 17"

by Lino Tagliapietra

What a colorful and upbeat piece! The rainbow of colors and the multiple stripes of various patterns of cane work and etching show Lino Tagliapietra’s extreme comfort and virtuosity with his medium of expression.




by Lino Tagliapietra

The Oca series is one which I have not seen many of for a number of years. I was fortunate to find this one in Lino Tagliapietra’s archives. I love the elegant and yet playful form and the unusual palette of colors.

Oca by Lino Tagliapietra, 39" x 9.25" x 7"


Mandara by Lino Tagliapietra, 31.5" x 14.25" x 8.75"



by Lino Tagliapietra

The multiple layers of color which typify Lino Tagliapietra’s Mandara series are even more subtle than usual in this piece due to it being almost monotone. The variety of patterns in the cold work is extraordinary and I find the form to be quite uplifting.


Angel Tear
by Lino Tagliapietra

It’s been a long time since I have seen a piece from Lino Tagliapietra’s well-known Angel Tear series that I like as well as this one. I love the slight asymmetry, the wonderful juxtaposition of the colors and the sections that are translucent, allowing us peeks at the opposite side of the sculpture.

Angel Tear by Lino Tagliapietra, 28" x 14.5" x 5"


Thank you for taking a few minutes to enjoy Lino Tagliapietra’s new work and again I invite you to view many other new pieces by the maestro here. As always, I welcome any comments or questions you may have.

Kenn Holsten


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