Sara Blumberg & Jim Oliviera (Eds.)
There is an old Murano saying, “Good tools are nice, but good hands are better”, highlighting the deeply artistic nature of Italian glassmaking. This historic compilation of three outstanding private collections offered at auction covers a wide range of 20th-century Italian glass and features all the titans of the field: Napoleone Martinuzzi, the Baroviers, Fulvio Bianconi, Tomaso Buzzi, Paolo Venini, Carlo Scarpa, Dino Martens and Eugene Berman. Volume 1 (2012) documents the collection of Frank Toskan; Volume 2 (2013), the Parisian private collection, including a fine collection of mid-century glass by Barovier; Volume 3 (2014), contains glass from the Dimitri Levas collection and is currently the highest grossing Italian Glass sales in history. Levas began collecting in 1979 just as these works entered the secondary market, buying from the legendary Fifty/50 Gallery in New York. For the first time all three volumes are joined together in this one important document on the best of modernist Italian glass.
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 750 pp / 735 color
Retail Price: $120.00