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Marvin Lipofsky and Gianni Toso Venini Series 1972 #1


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Extremely rare blown glass sculpture by Marvin Lipofsky (American, b. 1938, d. 2016) in collaboration with Gianni Toso. This is actually the very first piece ever created by the duo for their 1972 Venini series. This is the ne plus ultra for the serious collector of Lipofsky’s work. Lipofsky was one of the six students that Studio Glass founder Harvey Littleton instructed in a program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 1962 and spring 1963. He was a central figure in the dissemination of the American Studio Glass Movement, introducing it to California through his tenure as an instructor at the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Lipofsky is well known for having devoted his career in glass to endless variations on the turbulent, broken bubble form. His work, in short, is about glassblowing and the way the ways in which a blown glass sphere can be opened, shaped and distorted. Corning Museum of Glass curator Tina Oldknow has written that she admires Lipofsky “for his devotion to material and form. His non-objective vessels break apart and rearrange the blown glass mass while retaining the breathy, ephemeral quality that is one of the medium’s most intriguing characteristics".

Product Specifications

Depth: 14
Width: 14
Height: 12
Lead Time
0-3 Weeks (Limited Edition)

Vintage Specifications

Toso Murano

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