Venini Series 1972

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Object Name: 
Venini Series 1972
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.3 cm, W: 30.6 cm, Diam (max): 32.7 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Marvin Lipofsky, who established studio glass programs at the University of California in Berkeley and at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, visited the Venini glassworks in 1972. He worked for a few days there with Gianni Toso, a master glassblower and flameworker who Lipofsky brought to California to teach for a few months in 1975. The exposure of American studio artists to Italian glass masters dramatically changed the ways in which glassblowing was taught.
Lipofsky, Marvin (American, 1938-2016), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opal and pink tinted glass; blown and partly molded. Irregular bulbous form divided in center by molded impressions, tapering conical "neck" (approx. 9 cm long); smooth "rim", colorless body of object overlaps "neck" in irregular collar; six stripes in opal canes cased in pink encircle body vertically from below collar (smallest) to center of body (largest); canes are open, showing cross-section of opal and pink, just above base on one side; 5 flattened oval bubbles within colorless glass (approx. 1-3 cm long) occupy area between stripes forming a horizontal row on one side of collar and 5 more form vertical row above and to one side of collar; opal glass inclusion covers top of molded region at base; signed (stipple engraved?) on base of neck "Lipofsky 72".
Venice and American Studio Glass
Stanze del Vetro 2020-03-29 through 2020-07-26
The exhibition Venice and American Studio Glass gathers together outstanding examples of contemporary art, craft, and design in glass by American artists. Organized by the Stanze del Vetro in Venice, Italy, this exhibition is the first to closely examine the impact of traditional Venetian glassworking techniques and the Venetian aesthetic on American studio glass made from the 1960s to the present. Venice and American Studio Glass explores the impact of Venetian traditions on contemporary American art in glass, the impact of American artists on Venice, and how American and Venetian artists renewed the creativity and vibrancy of a historic glass language. The exhibition is curated for the Stanze del Vetro by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, both former curators of contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by William Warmus, a historical essay by Tina Oldknow, and other important perspectives by Venetian glass historian Rosa Barovier Mentasti, American glass historian Howard Lockwood, and American artist and independent curator Kim Harty. Two exhibition artists who have been highly influential in the development of American studio glass are James Carpenter, who is designing the catalogue, and Dan Dailey, who is designing the exhibition at the Stanze del Vetro in Venice.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
Title Unknown (Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences)
Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences 1976-05 through 1980-01
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, p. 27 (fig. 41);
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, p. 27 (fig. 41);
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 27, 72-73 (fig. 41, plate 13); BIB# 149403
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 270; BIB# 128671
Marvin Lipofsky un "muranese" in California (2000) illustrated, p. 16-23;
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 34, fig. 33; BIB# 28025