Drammens Museum Chandelier

Chihuly, Dale, 2011

Glass, 84x68x68, Drammens Museum

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is an important American glass artist known for his extravagant, beautiful and often opulent installations. In this sense,The Drammen Museum’s Chandelier (2012) is a characteristic work.

The sculpture is hand blown and custom made for The Drammen Museum’s staircase, where it hangs from the ceiling. Like a “chandelier without light” it attracts and reflects the shifting light and atmosphere of its surroundings. The sculpture can be seen as an extension of Chilhuly’s enormous Chandelier mounted in the large rotunda in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2001.

One can find Chihuly’s sculptures and installations in a number of leading museums all over the world, in private collections and in public spaces – among others in Las Vegas and Venice.