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TAGLIAPIETRA V i a g g i o F a n ta s t i c o


F uji

2 0 1 0 20.25 x 20.5 x 11.75 inches

V iaggi o F antastic o : F antastic J o urney Lino’s status is secure as one of the most important figures today in the contemporary glass movement. While raising the standards, he challenges himself artistically as he explores new forms and ideas of expression. This exhibition debuts several new forms never before seen as well as the earlier series. One of the exciting new series, “Fuji”, involves a special murrini technique, softened into intricate wavy lines and patterns reminiscent of fireworks or sea grass. These works reference the large fused panels created in the late 90’s, where cane and murrini are fused together. In this case, the parts are assembled and blown into classic forms which through the heat of the fire and the hands of the artist are transformed into beautiful abstract painterly surfaces. The Angel Tear sculptures are classic Tagliapietra with an optimistic palette; the rich and unusual cane application is almost hypnotic. The Mandara marks the largest and most dramatic ever presented. We are also excited to feature a wonderful selection of the Dinosaur and Endeavor series We hope you enjoy this catalog of remarkable new works and have the opportunity to visit our gallery in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where we have a wonderful selection of works available, including “George” a large fused panel, which has traveled as part of Lino’s retrospective exhibition. This February, Lino celebrates a major solo exhibition at the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition the artist has had in his native Italy. We are grateful to Lino Tagliapietra for allowing us the opportunity to exhibit this masterful work. Grazie Lino, for sharing your fantastic journey! Jim Schantz and Kim Saul

G e o rge , 1 9 9 9 60.25



F uji

2 0 1 0 23.25 x 16.5 x 11.25 inches

F uji

2 0 1 0 17.25 x 17.75 x 10.25 inches

O stuni

2 0 1 0 27.5 x 11.75 x 7.75 inches

O stuni

2 0 1 0 15.25 x 13.25 x 6.5 inches

A ngel T ear

2 0 1 1 36 x 23.25 x 6 inches

S tr o m b o li

2 0 1 0 15.5 x 8.5 x 5 . 2 5 inches


in o saur

2 0 1 0 50.25 x 19.5 x 9.5 inches


in o saur

2 0 0 5 50.5 x 15.5 x 8 . 2 5 inches

A ngel T ear

2 0 1 0 28.5 x 2 2 . 7 x 6 inches

M andara

2 0 1 0 21.25 x 20 .5 x 10.75 inches

M adras

2 0 1 0 14.5 x 12.75 x 12.75 inches

B ahia

2 0 1 0 26.5 x 9.25 x 8 . 2 5 tinches

D in o saur

2 0 0 5 39.5 x 1 9 . 5 x 7.2 nches


2 0 0 5 31 x 12.25 x 7.25 inches

P iccadilly

2 0 0 5 23 x 19.25 x 7 inches


in o saur

2 0 0 9 3 0 . 5 x 9 x 5 . 2 5 inches

T h o ltic o

1 9 9 8 1 8 . 5 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches

B at m an

1 9 9 8 14 x 11 x 4 inches

1 9 9 8 13.25 x 12.25 x 3.75 inches


Born: Murano, Italy

Training 1946

Apprenticeship with Archimede Seguso, Murano, Italy


1955-65 1955 1956 1966-68 1968-76 1968 1972 1976-89 1989- 1996 1996 1996, 1998 1997 1997 1998 2000 2001 2004 2004 2004 2004 2006 2007 2007 2009 2011

internati o nal

a w ards



e x hi b iti o ns

Vetreria Galliano Ferro, Murano, Italy Achieves status of Maestrino Achieves status of Maestro Venini & Co., Murano, Italy Cofounder and chief maestro at La Murrina, Murano, Italy Borsella d’Oro Award, Murano, Italy Grand Prix in lighting, Barcelona Trade Fair, Barcelona, Spain Artistic and Technical Director, Effetre International, Murano, Italy Independent artist Rakow Commission for Excellence in Glass Award, The Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA UrbanGlass Award for Preservation of Glassblowing Techniques, NY, USA Venezia Aperto Vetro, Guest of Honour, invited guest, Venice, Italy Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award, USA Urkunde Goldmedaille, Germany Libensky Award, Chateau Ste Michelle Vineyards and Winery and Pilchuck Glass School, WA, USA Humana Distinguished Professor, Centre College, Kentucky, USA Metal for Excellence in Craft Award, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, USA Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Centre College, KY, USA The President’s Distinguished Artist Award, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA Artist as Hero Award, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA Artist Visionaries! Lifetime Achievement Award, Museum of Arts & Design, NY, USA Distinguished Educator Award; James Renwick Alliance associated with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., USA Cristal Award, Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA The IIC Lifetime Achievement Award, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles, CA, USA The Master of the Medium Award, James Renwick Alliance, Washington D.C., USA

E ndeav o r

S elected M useu m E x hi b iti o ns China Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai Denmark Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft France Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris GERMANY Kestner Museum Italy Aperto Vetro, Venice Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Biennale di Venezia Palazzo Grassi, Venice Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice JAPAN Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo Kitazawa Museum of Arts, Takane-cho Tokyo National Modern Art Museum, Tokyo Toyama City Institute of Glass, Toyama Mexico Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey The Netherlands Danish Royal Museum, Copenhagen Museum Boymans, Rotterdam Museum Het Paleis, The Haag Switzerland Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Losanna

Photography: Russell Johnson

Catalog Design: Kim Saul


C o llecti o ns

61 x 7 . 2 5 x 7.5 inches

uNITED KINGDOM Victoria and Albert Museum, London United States Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk Columbia Museum, Columbia Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton The Jewish Museum, San Francisco M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art New York Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Chicago The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Glass, Tacoma The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York National Museum of Ceramic Art and Glass, Baltimore Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach Orlando Museum, Orlando Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Racine Art Museum, Racine Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Spencer Museum of Art, T University of Kansas, Lawrence Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo

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Lino Tagliapietra Viaggio Fantastico  
Lino Tagliapietra Viaggio Fantastico  

Lino’s status is secure as one of the most important figures today in the contemporary glass movement. While raising the standards, he chal...