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Wed, Mar 20, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 28

Large Stephen Rolfe Powell Teasers Vase

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Stephen "Steve" Rolfe Powell (American, 1951-2019). Massive hand-blown multi-colored murrine glass vase of double-lobed form, 2001. From the "Teasers" series, whose forms often resembled buttocks. Etched "2T," signed, and dated along the base.

Provenance: Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
In the 1980s, Powell established himself as a prominent figure in the contemporary glass art scene, drawing inspiration from a diverse array of sources, including nature, music, and the human form. His signature style was characterized by bold, gestural forms, richly layered colors, and intricate patterns, reflecting his improvisational approach to glassblowing. Powell's innovative techniques pushed the boundaries of traditional glassmaking, earning him widespread acclaim and recognition.

One of Powell's most notable achievements was his development of the "color overlay" technique, which allowed him to create intricate patterns and textures by layering different colors of molten glass. This technique became a hallmark of his work, imbuing his sculptures with a sense of depth, movement, and luminosity. Powell's art transcended the confines of the studio, with his monumental glass sculptures adorning public spaces, museums, and private collections around the world.

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Powell was also a dedicated educator and mentor, sharing his knowledge and passion for glassblowing with countless students and aspiring artists. His generosity and commitment to fostering the next generation of talent left an indelible mark on the glass art community.

Height: 40 1/2 in x width: 25 in x depth: 6 in.

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