Tucano

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Afro Celotto

We're obsessed by the beautiful orange of this sail form vase. It is an outstanding piece of hot blown glass sculpture using cane with murrini by the brilliant artist Afro Celotto. Doesn't the bright colored and conceptual nature of this use of the axis change technique in Murano Glass speak to you?



Forms:

Sail Form Vase

Techniques:

Axis Change
Cane
Cold-work
Murrini

Materials:

Murano Glass

Size:

12 × 8 × 25 in
Medium (H+W+D is 25-39 inches)

Primary Colors:

Orange
Turqoise

Accent Colors:

Black
turquoise
White
Yellow

Qualities:

Bright Colored
Conceptual
Matte Surface
Representational

Available

More Information

‘Tucano’ – 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. At the time, it was Afro’s practice to stamp pieces with his signature while they were still hot. However, he didn’t sign them until they went on display.

His studio, AGS Srl, duly packed and shipped a series of these pieces to a gallery in the US before they were signed. Naturally, Afro planned to sign them when he arrived in the US in late 2011.

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

Afro Celotto is one of the greatest living glass blowers on Murano. He is a master of virtually every technique. He works 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 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!

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

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About Fine Art Glass Sculpture

Brand

Linea Murano Art, Murano Italy

"Nek" by Afro Celotto, Authentic Murano Glass Art Sculpture, Imported from Italy

Additional information

Shipping Classparcel
Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 25 in
Shipping Weight (lbs)

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