Chihuly over Venice: Nuutajärvi, Finland: part I, June 1995 [cover title]. Dale. With unique signed cover Chihuly.
Chihuly over Venice: Nuutajärvi, Finland: part I, June 1995 [cover title]
Chihuly over Venice: Nuutajärvi, Finland: part I, June 1995 [cover title]

Chihuly over Venice: Nuutajärvi, Finland: part I, June 1995 [cover title]

Seattle: Portland Press, 1995. Cover signed dramatically by the artist in brilliant red, yellow, and black artists' pigments. First printing. 28 large leaves printed one side on stiff Simpson Coronado White comprise 26 color plates that reproduce photographs of Chihuly's work in wooded and watery settings in Finland, plus 1 leaf of text dedicating the book to the glassmakers of Nuutajärvi, and 1 leaf of sketches and notes. All contents loose as issued in portfolio of black 1/2-leather and tan boards with ties; 48.2 x 33 cm / 19 x 13 in. Paper size: 45.8 x 30.5 cm / 18 x 12 in. ISBN 0-9608382-6-0. This exceptional portfolio recreates Chihuly's experience while creating fourteen chandeliers for installation in Venice the following year. He produced them in the world's great glass centers, starting in the Hackman factory in the tiny village of Nuutajärvi, north of Helsinki. The covers of some of these portfolios were decorated by Chihuly with splatters or stripes of colored paint; he also signed a much smaller number, like this one. The press believes those were never sold and perhaps were reserved for patrons. The scan of the portfolio crops about 1.5 inches from the 2-inch wide black spine and a large fraction of an inch each from the other three sides; the scans of the plate margins are cropped a fraction of an inch on all sides. Near fine, with light wear to edges of the portfolio. A slight irregularity in the leather probably occurred naturally during the signing. Foreign shipments will require shipping by Priority Mail International or by FedEx, at a considerable extra cost. Please inquire directly before placing an overseas order. Thank you. Item #05801

Price: $325.00