Dale Chihuly is one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art, and his works are in over 200 museum collections, more than any living artist. Chihuly himself is an avid collector of everything from ceramic dogs to inkwells, vintage Christmas ornaments, dollhouse furniture, and plastic radios. His taste reflects the same playful, colorful aesthetic that can be seen in his work. In this illustrated lecture Bruce Helander, a life-long friend of Chihuly, explores the remarkable “hunter and gatherer” aspects of Chihuly’s collection.
About the author: Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator, and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He was a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and has been inducted into Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
Text adapted from the author’s press materials
ABOUT THE BOOK Chihuly, An Artist Collects Written by Bruce Helander Art by Dale Chihuly 160 pages; hardcover 8.25″x8.25″ ISBN 978-1-4197-2762-7 $35 US Abrams Books, New York; 2017