Chihuly's Glass Sculptures at the Halcyon Gallery

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

I've long been a fan of Dale Chihuly, the American glass sculptor, famous for this incredible 30-foot chandelier which hangs in the entrance hall of London's Victoria & Albert Museum

We visited an exhibit of his at Kew Gardens back in 2008...

And I spotted this beautiful piece on Park Lane during the 2012 London Olympics

So when I heard that he was going to be having a show at the Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street ~ a hop and a skip from my office ~ I knew I couldn't miss it!

On entering the gallery you step right into the Persian Pegola with its extraordinary ceiling...

And then you're wowed with a selection of neon works, displayed for the first time here in the UK

The whole gallery is an electric fusion of colour, light and glass...

The focus of the exhibition is Chihuly's response to the architecture of the gallery. His style is unmistakable. Loving this flower...

Some paintings on show too... Interesting to see the artist's signature here

This exhibition coincides with the unveiling of Chihuly's Amber and Gold Chandelier in the Grand Hall entrance of Harrods in Knightsbridge ~ the first artwork ever commissioned by the store. It's 16 feet wide and is made up of 1,400 hand blown glass elements. I guess that's where I'll be getting my next fix of this fascinating artist's work!

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