Lino Tagliapietra (Italian, b. 1934)
U.S., Seattle, Washington
Blown and hot-worked glass, cut, battuto-cut; steel cable
Lino Tagliapietra is one of the greatest living glass artists. These 18 boats evoke the gondolas of his native Venice. Each boat was blown and then cold worked to create the different surface textures.
Purchased in honor of James R. Houghton with funds from Corning Incorporated and gifts from The Ennion Society, The Carbetz Foundation Inc., James B. Flaws and Marcia D. Weber, Maisie Houghton, Polly and John Guth, Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Pforzheimer III, Wendell P. Weeks and Kim Frock, Alan and Nancy Cameros, The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton Jr., E. Marie McKee and Robert Cole Jr., Robert and Elizabeth Turissini, Peter and Cathy Volanakis, and Lino Tagliapietra and the Heller Gallery, New York.