Reticulum

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Afro Celotto

'Reticulum', - Murano Glass, Afro Celotto - Banned In America!

Afro created this series at the height of his initial fame. But since 2011, Afro has been "Banned In America!"

After many visits to the US, Afro quickly created a series of pieces for an opportunity in 2011 in California. Then, it was Afro's practice to stamp pieces with his signature while they were still hot. However, he often didn't sign them until they went on display.

In 2011, Afro planned several showings in the US and produced a new series of pieces. In a hurry, his studio, AGS Srl, duly packed and shipped these pieces before they were signed. When he found out, Afro planned to sign them when he arrived in the US.

However, it was not to be. This time, due to language difficulties and an enthusiastic US Immigration officer, the United States BANNED Afro when he attempted to enter - a ban which still stands.

Fortunately, almost a decade later, we still have a series of amazing work stranded here in the US. There is no question Afro produced the pieces. Anyone familiar with his work can see it. Afro has produced COAs and has even posed with a photo of his own pieces to demonstrate their authenticity.

This is a great opportunity for Afro fans. These pieces are now offered for sale at fabulous prices!



Forms:

Vase

Techniques:

Cold-work
Hot Blown
Murrini

Materials:

Murano Glass

Size:

12 × 7 × 5 in
Medium (H+W+D is 25-39 inches)

Colors:

Black
Brown
Clear
Purple
Red
Yellow

Primary Colors:

Black
Red
Yellow

Qualities:

Conceptual
Earth-Toned
Matte Surface
Unusual

Available

'Reticulum', - Murano Glass, Afro Celotto - Banned In America!

Afro created this series at the height of his initial fame. But since 2011, Afro has been "Banned In America!"

After many visits to the US, Afro quickly created a series of pieces for an opportunity in 2011 in California. Then, it was Afro's practice to stamp pieces with his signature while they were still hot. However, he often didn't sign them until they went on display.

In 2011, Afro planned several showings in the US and produced a new series of pieces. In a hurry, his studio, AGS Srl, duly packed and shipped these pieces before they were signed. When he found out, Afro planned to sign them when he arrived in the US.

However, it was not to be. This time, due to language difficulties and an enthusiastic US Immigration officer, the United States BANNED Afro when he attempted to enter - a ban which still stands.

Fortunately, almost a decade later, we still have a series of amazing work stranded here in the US. There is no question Afro produced the pieces. Anyone familiar with his work can see it. Afro has produced COAs and has even posed with a photo of his own pieces to demonstrate their authenticity.

This is a great opportunity for Afro fans. These pieces are now offered for sale at fabulous prices!


More Information

'Reticulum', Murano Glass, Afro Celotto sculpture is imported from Venice, Italy.

About Fine Art Glass Sculpture

Biography – Italian, b. 1963, Burano, Venice, Italy, based in Murano, Venice, Italy

About Afro Celotto

Afro Celotto is one of the greatest living glass blowers on Murano. Of course, he is a master of virtually every technique. Over the years, he has also worked in every possible form. However, as a Venetian, aquatic motifs are common in Afro's work.

Celotto's palette is distinctive. It is one of the elements that brings cohesion to decades of work and hundreds of pieces. More importantly, Afro has a highly developed sense of composition. He has a unique ability to translate flat layouts of cane and murrini into gorgeous final pieces.

Using a series of well-executed transformations, Afro turns these bits and pieces into stunning compositions. In fact, it is almost as if Afro paints in glass!

More About Afro Celotto

Brand

Linea Murano Art, Murano Italy

Additional information

Shipping Classparcel
Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 7 × 5 in
Shipping Weight (lbs)

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