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Ascending

1989

35” x 19”

$7,999

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Descending

1989

35” x 19”

$7,999

Ascending and Descending (1989) are the last two painted art glass panels created by Albinas Elskus. At this time he was in the prime of his glass painting years and reveling in abstraction. He commented, “The abstract and the recognizable exist side-by-side. Often the abstract is within the recognizable and is absorbed by it becoming a natural part of it, the difference being that one can be labeled and the other cannot. The integrated coexistence intrigues me as I seek a visual design solution in my work where both are partners rather than adversaries.” (Notes and Commentaries on the Art of Painting On Glass”, Glass Art Society Journal, 1990).

 

Size of each panel:  19” wide x 35” tall

$7,999 each or if purchased as a pair: $15,000

Art glass bowls traded by studio glass master and friend, Dale Chihuly, for stained glass work by Albinas

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Cobalt Blue Early Vintage Macchia 1982

Signed “Chihuly 1982” this Macchia is an earlier example of the series.  A solid vibrant cobalt blue interior with a white and multi-color speckled exterior make this a stunning Chihuly piece.

 

This smaller Macchia, along with 2 other pieces, were acquired by internationally recognized glass artist Albinas Elskus in exchange for his own stained glass work (“flat glass” as it was called by Chihuly) in the Summer of 1982. Albinas enjoyed teaching  summer workshops in stained glass and painting on glass at Pilchuk Glass School from 1980 through 1986, and was Artist in Residence in 1987. This piece is offered for sale by Albinas’ children.

 

Dimensions: +/- 8”x 6”x 4”

Perfect original condition

Price:  $7,500

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Large Early Vintage Seaform Macchia 1982
 

Signed “Chihuly 1982 Pilchuk” this large Macchia is an earlier example of the series. An uncommon palette of earth tones on a background of clear and white glass, with an orange lip wrap make this subtle piece exceptionally lovely.

 

This large Macchia, along with 2 other pieces, were acquired by internationally recognized glass artist Albinas Elskus in exchange for his own stained glass work (“flat glass” as it was called by Chihuly) in the Summer of 1982. Albinas enjoyed teaching  summer workshops in stained glass and painting on glass at Pilchuk Glass School from 1980 through 1986, and was Artist in Residence 1987. This piece is offered for sale by Albinas’ children.

 

Dimensions:  +/- 20”x16”x7”

Condition consistent with age and gentle handling. See pictures for details of 2 small marks on rim.

Price:  $20,000

For more informaiton about purchasing, please email Al Elskus:  albin.elskus@gmail.com

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