Spirale

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Title: 
Spirale
Accession Number: 
2007.4.237
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 191.2 cm; Bowl Diam: 65.4 cm; Mount H: 159.5 cm, Diam 66.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1994
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Born and raised near Venice, Tagliapietra developed his craft on Murano, the glassmaking island of the Venetian lagoon. Today, he is widely recognized as the best glassblower in the world. Over the course of his career, Tagliapietra has produced work that has become more complex and technically difficult. This sculpture, inspired by a nautilus shell, represents glassblowing at its most challenging. A beloved teacher and a respected artist, Tagliapietra has influenced the careers of an entire generation of American artists working in glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Portia Gallery, Former Collection
1999
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Lino Tagliapietra 94
signature
Engraved On bottom of bowl (a).
Primary Description: 
Translucent yellow and black/brown glass; blown and hot-worked filigrana technique. Large yellow circular bowl shape with a spiraling center and black spiraling stripes. Installed on a tall black painted metal mount with four-part stem and circular base.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 298-299, pl. 197; BIB# 109983