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MASTERWORKS: A Contemporary Glass Auction Thursday April 23rd, 2015 - 7:30 pm


MASTERWORKS:

A Contemporary Glass Auction An auction of studio glass works from the 1970s and beyond. Thursday April 23rd, 2015 Preview 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Auction 7:30 – 9:00 pm This auction represents a wide range of artists, 9 of which have not been in our previous 14 auctions. When reviewing these works, we are once again impacted by the many ideas and the great diversity that glass has afforded so many artists. As we have been doing auctions involving glass, our first in 1993, we are proud of the amazing number of truly significant works that we have auctioned. This year we bring you many sculptures that are known for being seminal pieces in each artist’s body of work. Please review the auction catalogue including the terms and conditions and feel free to call us with any questions that you may have. All of the work is in excellent condition unless we indicate otherwise. - The Staff of Habatat Galleries

1. Dale Chihuly (American), Soft Cylinder with Patch Work, 1980. 7 x 7 x 7”. Dale Chihuly is perhaps the best known glass artist in the world. This blown glass sculpture is an excellent example of the soft cylinder with shards. This work is easily identified as an early work from this series that was created from 1978 to 1982. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$9,000 - $12,000


2. Benjamin Moore (American), Pala Set, 1997. 4 x 18.5 x 18.5” & 14 x 5 x 5”. These blown glass sculptures, created as a set, are from an ongoing series that is this noted artist’s signature work. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$11,000 - $12,000

3. Vladimira Klumpar (Czech Republic), GASH, 2008. 35 x 37.5 x 10”. An extraordinary sculpture by this Czech Artist. This highly complex sculpture was cast in an edition of 5. Created in the Czech Republic and Illustrated in the book “Vladimira Klumpar: Work in Glass” on pages 176-177. From the collection of Tom and Sandy Kully. Signed by the artist…$40,000 – $50,000


4. Mark Peiser (American), Planet Series, 1985. 10 x 8 x 2”. Mark Peiser worked in this series from 1985 until 1994. This was right after the Prism series which was his first cast glass work. This is a particularly beautiful example from this era. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$12,000 - $16,000

5. Richard Marquis (American), Small Teapot, 1989. 3 x 3.5 x 3.5”. A miniature teapot with beautiful cane work. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$6,500 - $8,500


6. Lino Tagliapietra (Italy), Dinosaur, 1997. 19.5 x 7 x 4”. A wonderful example from the maestro of a blown glass sculpture. A truly elegant work. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$22,000 - $30,000

7. Joel Philip Myers (American), White Hand, 1975. 10 x 6 x 4”. An iconic Joel Philip Myers pipe worked sculpture. This series was created for two years after a studio accident damaged his hand. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$3,000 - $4,000


8. Dale Chihuly (American), Azzuro Blue Persian, 1998. 9 x 15 x 11”. This pipe blown 2 piece azzuro blue with red lip wrap sculpture is Habatat Galleries Michigan’s 25th Anniversary Sculpture – created by Dale Chihuly for that occasion! It is from an edition of 25. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$8,000 - $10,000

9. Antoine Leperlier (France), Chaos VII, 2003. 8.25 x 4 x 8”. Time passing is always a theme for Antoine Leperlier. This is a highly complex, cast glass, pate de verre sculpture. From the collection of Tom and Sandy Kully. Signed by the artist…$16,000 - $20,000


10. Harvey Littleton (American), Segmented Form, 1991. 5 x 9 x 3”. Harvey Littleton, born in 1922, the father of American Studio Glass passed away recently in 2013. This sculpture which is part of the “Segmented Form Series” features a layering technique that Harvey started in the early 80s. Every work by Harvey Littleton has historical significance. From a private collection. Signed by the artist...$14,000 - $18,000

11. Gregory Grenon (American), Yellow Truck, 2001. 15 x 8.5 x 3.5”. This is the first time that we have had a work to auction by this noted Detroit native artist who uses oil on glass for his mysterious portraiture. From the collection of Warren and Barbara Poole. Signed by the artist…$2,500 – 3,000


12. John Kuhn (American), Golden Sun, 2014. 11 x 8 x 8”. A seminal work by an artist who spends months on each sculpture. This cut, carved, polished and laminated revolving cube is a signature work. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$15,000 - $16,000

13. Hank Murta Adams (American), Griddle Head, 1998. 14 x 19 x 15”. This sculpture is a reclining cast glass head from a series that is the most sought after by Hank Murta Adams. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$18,000 - $24,000


14. Leah Wingfield (American), Wrapture in the Key of C, 2005. 24 x 8 x 6”. Leah Wingfield creates bodies of works based on a culture, theme or emotional event. Shortly after the highly acclaimed “Tango Dancers” she created a very small body of work themed on Jazz. This cast glass sculpture encompasses the sensual quality of the tango along with a dramatic visual of the jazz music. From the collection of the artist. Signed by the artist…$9,000 - $14,000

15. Carole Freve (Canada), Attraction, 2001. 18 x 16 x 7”. The sculpture of Carole Freve combines blown and slumped glass with electroplated and knitted copper. Once formed her pieces undergo a second firing at high temperatures that dulls the transparency into a translucent. This transformation can be seen as a symbol for the passage of time when memories become indistinct and reality is altered. From the collection of Warren and Barbara Poole. Signed by the artist…$1,600 - $2,400


16. Kreg Kallenberger (American), View at Birch Lake, 1993. 5.5 x 30 x 3.25”. Kreg Kallenberger’s titanic cast form reveals a three dimensional landscape. From other angles the elusive imagery disappears. Acquired from Habatat Galleries. From the collection of Robert and Liz Turissini…$16,000 - $20,000

17. Richard Marquis (American), Marquis Scarpa Series, 1991. 5 x 11 x 3”. This is the first time we have had this fused, slumped, blown and carved murrini glass form at auction. Perhaps better than others it displays why people in Venice have declared him the greatest cane maker of our time. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$15,000 - $20,000


18. William Morris (American), Web Drawing Vessel, 1982. 14 x 12 x 4.5”. A very early blown piece in this legendary artist’s career. This vessel displays the shard pick up technique he has become noted for. Inspired by the human torso. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$8,000 - $10,000

19. Zoltan Bohus (Hungary), Footed Glass, Circa 2000. 14.75 x 7.5 x 5.5”. A beautifully polished and laminated sculpture by the most noted artist working with glass in Hungary. It is the first time we have had a work at auction. Acquired from Habatat Galleries. From the collection of Tom and Sandy Kully. Signed by the artist…$7,000 - $9,000


20. Mark Peiser (American), Coming Out, 1990. 14 x 21 x 4”. (shown on cover) From Mark Peiser’s “Inner Space Series”. This dynamic cast glass sculpture displays a moody Skyscape. The fan like form gives the sky a kinetic quality. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$18,000 - $22,000

21. William Morris (American), Untitled Large Vessel, 1987. 22.5 x 12 x 12”. This large scale work has beautiful paintings of glass shards on the surface. Created by one of the greatest glass blowers, this vessel combines a great form and amazing imagery. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$22,000 - $30,000

22. Randy Walker (American), Redwood, 2006. 30 x 5.5 x 5.5”. Randy Walker creates with an understanding of both nature and glass to illuminate the essence of each. The surface of this blown and hot sculpted vessel has a rich wood quality. From the collection of Warren and Barbara Poole. Signed by the artist…$3,600 - $4,500


23. Ivana Sramkova, (Czech Republic), Faithful Animal, 2005. 30 x 34 x 13”. Ivana’s Sramkova works in cast glass often using animals as her inspiration. These large sculptures are usually cast in several pieces although this sculpture is a single casting weighing over 300 pounds. The surface and soft lines are sensual to the touch. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$24,000 - $30,000

24. Tom Patti (American), Untitled Vitrolite Vessel, 1976. 7 x 6 x 6”. This is very rare Vitrolite glass vessel by an artist who has had a profound effect on studio glass in America. We know of only one other Vitrolite Patti sculpture. From the collection of Hal Stevens. Signed by the artist…$12,000 - $16,000


25. Lino Tagliapietra (Italy), Butterfly III, 1998. 10 x 28 x 15”. This lyrical glass bowl was blown at Steuben with their legendary glass. It is a beautiful composition of lines and form. Light scratches on the base from wear and tear. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$35,000 - $45,000

26. Lino Tagliapietra (Italy), Cosmo, 1992. 26.25 x 24 x 7”. An example of a red and blue blown glass composition by Lino Tagliapietra who is showing us why he is in over 60 museum collections. Acquired from Habatat Galleries Michigan. From the collection of Robert and Liz Turissini. Signed by the artist…$28,000 - $32,000


27. Jay Musler (American), The Face, 1982. 5 x 13 x 16”. A rare cut and painted face bowl by California artist Jay Musler. His work always involves elaborate detail so his production of work is quite limited. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$6,500 – $8,500

28. Richard Jolley (American), Kneeling Nude, 1989. 13 x 8 x 6.5”. This earlier work by Richard Jolley shows his amazing skills as a glass handler. This work was free formed on the end of a blow pipe and his glass canes add a drawing dimension. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$8,500 - $10,000


29. Howard Ben Tré (American), Bench 14, 2013. 25.25 x 30.5 x 24.5”. This simple but compelling bench has enormous presence. Howard Ben Tré is in over 80 museum collections. A very special piece. From a private collection…$80,000 - $90,000


30. Brian Hirst (Australian), Guardian Series, 2002. 13 x 10.5 x 4”, This is a signature piece by this Australian Artist. He used black glass with rich silver overlays when creating this piece. From the collection of Tom and Sandy Kully. Signed by the artist…$3,500 - $5,000

31. Rick Beck (American), Bird Head, 2003. 19 x 52 x 11”. Throughout the years Rick Beck has been known as the tool and dye artist of the glass world. He has also been inspired by well-known artists like Barncusi as well as the larger than life sculpture of Claes Oldenburg. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$22,000 - $24,000


32. Ginny Ruffner (American), Hieroglyphics on LSD, Circa 1989. 24.5 x 18.5 x 11.5”. This work was created before Ginny Ruffner’s accident. It was both lamp worked and painted by her. A very fanciful sculpture. Acquired from Habatat Galleries. From a private collection…$9,500 - $12,000

33. Dante Marioni (Amercian), Blue Vessel with Black Lip Wrap, 1994. 15.5 x 12 x 10”. Another great glass blower, this oversized goblet is a classic example of Dante Marioni’s work. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$10,000 - $14,000


34. Richard Marquis (American), Large Red Teapot, Circa 2000. 6 x 5 x 5”. A beautiful teapot by the great recluse artist Richard Marquis. The pattern of this work is an example of the extraordinary intricacy of his cane work. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$12,000 - $14,000

35. Harvey Littleton (American), Sectioned Arc with Double Helix, 1980. 7 x 22.5 x 3”. This is a classic example of the father of Studio Glass. This double loop is a jewel, slightly smaller than many of the same series; it works very successfully in this scale. The provenance includes museum exhibitions. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$24,000 - $35,000


36. Richard Ritter (American), YC-25, 1985. 7 x 22.5 x 3”. Richard uses Italian techniques and he has Americanized them. Elaborate canes are encased in clear glass. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$3,000 $3,500

37. Flora Mace (American), Untitled Line Drawing Vessel, 1985. 7 x 6 x 6”. Flora Mace worked with Chihuly placing the designs on the surfaces of his cylinders. She is a master of these techniques. This vessel is a pre Joey Kirkpatrick (her collaborator) piece. From the collection of Hal Stevens. Signed by the artist…$7,500 - $9,000


38. Mark Peiser (American), Prism Series, 1985. 8.5 x 5 x 3”. From the Prism series. This beautifully cast sculpture involves the exploration of optics and color. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$6,500 - $9,500

39. Marvin Lipofsky, (American), Venini Series, 1975. 13.5 x 10 x 9.5”. This sculpture created by an American icon in glass, was made in Venice at the famed Venini factory. From a private collection…$8,000 - $12,000


40. Steve Weinberg, (American), Untitled 580501, 1985. 8.25 x 8.5 x 6”. This is an excellent example of the series that made Weinberg a noted American artist. The architecture and internal imagery play together in this beautiful sculpture. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$10,000 - $16,000

41. Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslava Brychtova (Czech Republic), Taking Off, 1995. 23 x 47 x 17”. Libensky & Brychtova worked on this sculpture as husband and wife. Their impact on the use of glass as an art material is immeasurable. They are represented in over 75 museums worldwide. Professor Libensky passed away in 2002. From a private collection. Signed by the artists…$75,000 - $80,000


- AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS The following conditions of sale concern the items offered at the auction, including those listed in this catalogue. Habatat Galleries, Inc., reserves the right to determine the Terms of Sale, whether it be absentee bid, phone bid, internet bid or live auction. ABSENTEE BIDS: If you cannot attend the sale, you may submit in writing an absentee bid on one or more objects. The auctioneer will bid for you by executing your absentee bid at the lowest possible price while taking into account the reserve and other bids. If two or more parties leave identical bids the first bid received by Habatat Galleries will take precedence. TELEPHONE BIDS: Arrangements for telephone bidding should be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance of the sale. The staff of Habatat Galleries will execute telephone bids from designated areas in the showroom. INTERNET BIDS: Images of the pieces will be hosted online and bids will be placed by email and must be received twentyfour hours before the auction starts. If two or more parties leave identical bids the first bid received by Habatat Galleries will take precedence. RESERVES: The reserve is the minimum price that the seller is willing to accept for their consigned objects, below which it will not be sold. AUTHENTICITY OF CONDITION REPORT: All the works in the auction have been reviewed by the staff of Habatat Galleries. The pieces are deemed in good condition and any notable exceptions will be revealed in the catalogue. Habatat Galleries certifies that the work has been created by the artist to whom it is attributed. SALES TAX: All objects are subject to sales tax unless they are being shipped by common carrier out of state. BUYERS PREMIUM: A premium of 15% (17% for payment by credit card, or 20% for purchases via liveauctioneers.com) will be added to the successful bid price of all items sold at this auction. Auction items may be paid for by cash, check, wire transfer, Visa or MasterCard. Please note: All items bought at auction must be paid for, in full, at the auction’s conclusion. ESTIMATES: This catalogue provides descriptions along with auction estimates. These estimates are guides for prospective bidders and should not be relied upon as our predictions of the final selling price.


GENERAL AUCTION RULES: The reserve is the minimum price the seller is willing to accept for their consigned objects. If identical winning bids are left by two or more parties, the first bid received by Habatat Galleries will take precedence. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds are permitted. Everything will be sold “AS IS” to the highest bidder. The descriptions of all items have been made in good faith and every effort has been made to describe each accurately. The cost of shipping and insurance is the responsibility of the purchaser. Auction will be held at:

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MasterWorks A Contemporary Glass Auction Habatat Galleries Thursday April 23rd 2015  

An auction of 41 studio glass works from the 1970s and beyond Thursday April 23rd, 2015 - 7:30pm Auction Preview April 23rd 12:00 - 7:30 p...

MasterWorks A Contemporary Glass Auction Habatat Galleries Thursday April 23rd 2015  

An auction of 41 studio glass works from the 1970s and beyond Thursday April 23rd, 2015 - 7:30pm Auction Preview April 23rd 12:00 - 7:30 p...

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