E-Newsletter : Issue #118 September 2017 – Chihuly Studio Editions

September 2017

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! This month I am pleased to share with you some beautiful works by four different artists. The pieces by Wesley Neal Rasko and Ross Richmond are new and have only been added to my website in the past week. Lino Tagliapietra’s "Mandara" is an earlier work but a real classic and well worth sharing. You may or may not already be familiar with the Dale Chihuly Studio Editions below but I like them so much that I want to share with you again. As always, please be in touch with any questions or comments


"What art offers is space. . .    a certain breathing room for the spirit."

– John Updike


Featured works



by Lino Tagliapietra

This earlier piece by Lino Tagliapietra combines all of the elements that have led to the maestro being considered the world’s greatest living glassblower: exquisite use of color, multiple styles of surface cutting and outstanding cane work. The simplicity of its form allows us to focus even more on the intricacies of the glass.

Mandara by Lino Tagliapietra, 18.75 x 16.5 x 6.25″


Metamorphosis by Wesley Neal Rasko,
22.0 x 7.5 x 7.5″


by Wesley Neal Rasko

This new glass sculpture by Wesley Neal Rasko is both understated and at the same time highly sophisticated. The multiple layers of horizontal glass with their subtle curving effect gives this piece an architectural quality that I love. The subdued combination of colors adds to the quiet drama of this piece.


Outside Looking In

by Ross Richmond

This new piece by Ross Richmond has a serene, meditative, almost prayerful feeling to it. The female figure seems to be lost in her own private reverie and we, the observers, are left, as the title suggests, on the outside looking in. The flock of brightly colored small murini adds quite a dramatic touch to the otherwise quietly dignified tone of the sculpture.

Outside Looking In by Ross Richmond, 20 x 6 x 6″


Dale Chihuly Studio Editions

Dale Chihuly’s Studio Editions from both 2017 and 2016 are still available. For many collectors the name Dale Chihuly conjures up images of much larger sculptures or perhaps installations such as his Chandeliers or Persian Walls. I love that Dale has made these smaller versions of his best known series available to a much larger audience. Please contact me for further information.


Atlantis Persian, 8" x 10" x 10"
2017 Studio Edition

Rose Blush Macchia, 6" x 9" x 9"
2017 Studio Edition

Golden Topaz Basket, 8" x 7" x 9"
2017 Studio Edition

Byzantine Blue Persian, 7" x 10" x 10"
2017 Studio Edition

Jade Green Seaform,
7" diameter
2016 Studio Edition

Mandarin Yellow Persian,
10" across
2016 Studio Edition

Nordic Blue Macchia,
9" tall
2016 Studio Edition

Star Fire Seaform,
10" diameter
2016 Studio Edition


Thank you for taking some time to enjoy the beauty and richness of these glass sculptures. I am always amazed at the diversity of styles, techniques and statements we see in contemporary glass art. Take care and stay in touch.

Kenn Holsten


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