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Laura Donefer, ‘Amulet Basket,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Dynamic studio glass grabs attention at Heritage, Sept. 29

Laura Donefer, ‘Amulet Basket,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions


Laura Donefer, ‘Amulet Basket,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Rare is the contemporary art movement that evolves and innovates as nimbly as studio glass. Given the medium’s roots in historic Venetian practices, today’s glass artists in America and beyond continue to forge breathtaking new methods and aesthetics in this dynamic material. In its Thursday, September 29 Design Signature® Auction, Heritage Auctions offers a rich collection of contemporary studio glass works by more than 140 artists. These are emergent superstars and the industry’s most celebrated artists who mentored them. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Dante Marioni’s Yellow and Blue Trio from 1996 brought $8,500 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2019. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

Dante Marioni: the future of studio art glass

Dante Marioni’s Yellow and Blue Trio from 1996 brought $8,500 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2019. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

Dante Marioni’s Yellow and Blue Trio from 1996 brought $8,500 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2019. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The legacy of Italian art glass, which arose from centuries-old Venetian glassblowing techniques, continues with contemporary glass masters who take ancient traditions and meld them with innovative, modern approaches. Among a new generation of artisans following in the steps of Paolo Venini, Archimede Seguso, Carlo Scarpa and Lino Tagliapietra is Dante Marioni (American, b. 1964-).

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Nancy Callan, ‘Melon Droplet,’ 2019. Blown and etched glass. Gift of Carl and Betty Pforzheimer. 2022.6.18. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Russell Johnson.

Peabody Essex Museum welcomes gift of art glass

Selection of works by Harvey Littleton, Toots Zynsky and James Watkins in the New York home of Betty and Carl Pforzheimer, 2021. Photo by Sarah Chasse.

Selection of works by Harvey Littleton, Toots Zynsky and James Watkins in the New York home of Betty and Carl Pforzheimer, 2021. Photo by Sarah Chasse.

SALEM, Mass. — The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has received a gift of the glass collection of the New York-based philanthropists Betty and Carl Pforzheimer. The Carl and Betty Pforzheimer collection contains more than 200 works of international studio glass and 40 pieces of historic European and American glass.

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David Graeber botanical lampwork studio art glass paperweight, est. $2,000-$3,000

Paperweights add heft to Jeffrey S. Evans auction, April 20-23

David Graeber botanical lampwork studio art glass paperweight, est. $2,000-$3,000

David Graeber botanical lampwork studio art glass paperweight, est. $2,000-$3,000

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Spring Fine & Decorative Arts Auction contains everything from contemporary paperweights and French art glass to antique sewing accoutrements and mid-century Modern material. The sale will take place during four days, from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23, and bidding opens at 9 am Eastern standard time on each day. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Signed Webb & Sons cameo floral junior lamp, est. $4,000-$6,000

Glass treasures enliven Jeffrey S Evans Oct. 14-16 auctions

Signed Webb & Sons cameo floral junior lamp, est. $4,000-$6,000

Signed Webb & Sons cameo floral junior lamp, est. $4,000-$6,000

CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Fall Fine & Decorative Arts Auction features a number of exceptional collections and contains a wide selection of desirable material, including everything from contemporary paperweights and Tiffany art glass to Oriental carpets and fine jewelry. The auction will take place during three days, Thursday, October 14; Friday, October 15; and Saturday, October 15. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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‘Russian Group #5,’ 2006-7, Marvin Lipofsky, (1938-2016). Mold-blown glass; cut, sandblasted, and acid polished. Blown at the 1st International Symposium of Art Glass, Gus-Khrustalny, Russia, with help from Vladimir Zakharov and Boris Arbusov. Courtesy of Marvin Lipofsky Studio.

SFO Museum devotes show to studio glass pioneer Marvin Lipofsky

‘Russian Group #5,’ 2006-7, Marvin Lipofsky, (1938-2016). Mold-blown glass; cut, sandblasted, and acid polished. Blown at the 1st International Symposium of Art Glass, Gus-Khrustalny, Russia, with help from Vladimir Zakharov and Boris Arbusov. Courtesy of Marvin Lipofsky Studio.

‘Russian Group #5,’ 2006-7, Marvin Lipofsky, (1938-2016). Mold-blown glass; cut, sandblasted, and acid polished. Blown at the 1st International Symposium of Art Glass, Gus-Khrustalny, Russia, with help from Vladimir Zakharov and Boris Arbusov. Courtesy of Marvin Lipofsky Studio.

SAN FRANCISCO — Marvin Lipofsky (1938–2016) was a founding member of the American studio glass movement. Throughout his career, Lipofsky explored the limits of form and color in glass and helped to elevate the medium to a fine art. The SFO Museum will present Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass from August 14 through September 25, 2022. It will be located pre-security in the International Terminal in the Departures Level in the San Francisco International Airport, and will be accessible to ticketed passengers and the general public.

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Lyon & Turnbull to auction ‘Modern Made’ studio glass collection, April 30

Richard Jolley, ‘Visionary’, 1992, estimated at £4,000-£6,000

Richard Jolley, ‘Visionary,’ 1992, estimated at £4,000-£6,000

LONDON – On April 30, Lyon & Turnbull will offer an important collection of studio and contemporary glass from a private European collection. The consignment, part of its Modern Made auction, features works by leading names in the field from Italy, Britain, Sweden, Japan, and the United States. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
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