Saturday, October 16, 2021

New Artwork & Hockey


I went into NYC yesterday and bought my second work by famed glass-blower, Lino Tagliapietra. It's a dramatic piece four feet tall. In person, it's even more impressive as you closely examine the technique and coloration used. I'm thrilled to acquire the work.

This art was made in 2016 when Lino was 82 years old. That same year a terrific documentary was made about Lino; it's on YouTube and I strongly encourage you to watch it: "Lino Tagliapietra: The Making of a Maestro." During the film Lino is shown making THE VERY WORK I PURCHASED. Lino and his art have real historical importance; I'm a lucky sap to be able to own a piece of that history.

After my gallery-visit, we went to Newark and saw our favorite hockey team (New Jersey Devils) win their season home-opener in an exciting game against the Chicago Blackhawks (4-3). The Devils won in overtime when young Jack Hughes scored his second goal of the night. The place went nuts.





10 comments:

  1. Wow! I just love that blown glass and can see why you bought it!

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  2. That's a very dramatic piece indeed, I'll look out for the video! xxx

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  3. Oh yay! You did get that one. Congrats on the game too. Sounds like an amazing, well rounded trip.

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  4. That is absolutely gorgeous! I can't imagine how much time that took to create but how magnificent to have it displayed in your home <3

    And so fun you went to a game! Not the biggest fan of sports in general, but I'll never pass up tickets to a live sporting event. I live off that energy!

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  5. That is so mesmerizing! It's going to look great in your home. Game sounds fun too (hockey is one of the few sports I can tolerate, LOL.)

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  6. Wow, that's a stunning piece and looks like a fun day too!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  7. It's amazing, so colourful....but How will you display it? I'd be TERRIFIED of knocking it over!

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