"If you don’t agree with me, you’re wrong." – CG

June 2, 2006 at 2:26 am (Uncategorized)

It only took one sentence before they started dropping names…

As an ever-moving maestro in the world where fine art and commerce converge, Dale Chihuly is perhaps the world’s most successful glass artist.

His clients include Bill Gates and Bill Clinton, and his elaborate installations of sea gardens and flower clusters show that mere sand transformed by fire can elevate a casino ceiling to the level of gallery spectacle.

NYT

Just because celebrities own it, doesn’t make it good*.

On the other hand, just because it’s good, doesn’t mean celebrities can’t own it.

*The man hasn’t been innovative in at least a decade. He’s the Deborah Butterfield of contemporary glass.

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1 Comment

  1. winnekat said,

    So I don’t get your art world allusions, but I think I completely agree with you. It’s like curvy colored glass, what’s the big deal???

    (And I’ve seen the supposedly super-impressive Tacoma installation, as well as the Bellagio ceiling… I mean, it’s better than just a blank ceiling…maybe?)

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