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The Chihuly Collection is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first print release of 2017, Purple Polka, from Chihuly Workshop!

24 Apr 2017, Posted by Sarah Aldrich in Community, News, Press Releases

The Chihuly Collection is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first print release of 2017, Purple Polka, from Chihuly Workshop!

Purple Polka, by Dale Chihuly marks the fortieth anniversary of Chihuly’s Basket series and his pursuit of the organic forms shaped by fire, gravity, and centrifugal force.

Metallic silver lithography ink is layered over the mottled intaglio background highlighting the artist’s energetic approach to work on paper. Added acrylic handwork further delineates each of the four blue Baskets with repeated white pearl zigzags, and iridescent purple on their upper edge known as the ‘lip wrap.’ The result is the artists’ evolving dialogue with his work in glass and its translation on to paper.

Purple Polka is a three-color intaglio/lithograph with handwork signed by Chihuly in custom paint.

Please call the Chihuly Collection Store at 727.896.4527 to make a private appointment to see Purple Polka as well as other prints and Studio Editions. Visit our brand new location on Central Avenue during normal daily business hours:

720 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sundays: 12pm-5pm

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