Skip to comments.Glassblower challenges integrity of Chihuly art
Posted on 05/08/2006 6:19:05 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
A Redmond glassblower who was sued for copyright violations last year by artist Dale Chihuly fired back in court Friday challenging the integrity of Chihuly's art and the public's impression of how it's created.
Among other things, Robert Kaindl alleges in a counterclaim filed in U.S. District Court that Chihuly is not involved in conceiving, creating, designing or even signing a "substantial number" of artworks that bear his name.
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Here are a few of Chihuly's works. Sometimes there is a division between fine and decorative arts. But these seem to be fine art to me.
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His work is teriffic. I saw a show of his stuff here in Santa Barbara, and then several of his major pieces in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Casino in Nassau. Beautiful fine art (IMO). Thanks for the post.
People who work with glass muses shouldn't throw stones......
I would tend to believe that a large amount of his work is not of his own making. He turns out that stuff like a mass production assembly line.
I know he's got a huge studio and a lot of people working for him. I would doubt he puts his hands on very much anymore.
Well, if I were Chihuly, I wouldn't have claimed the green thing.
...And then there was the story of the African lesser King who had his guys steal the throne of a rich king. He hid it in the rafters of his hut..
In the middle of the night, it fell killing him as he slept.
"Those who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones". :^)
Hmmm... I've also admired Chihuly's work, and while it is relatively distinctive and easy to spot... it would also be relatively easy for another artist to make glass that looks Chihuly-esque. I can't see how there can be a copyright, unless there is a question of branding and someone using Chihuly's name without permission.
I wonder what the details of the suit are.
I think his pieces are beautiful.
LOL. It is a bit like a sea creature gone all wrong.
Yes, some don't like that neon green color.
But look at the purple stripes, and the huge size of the work!
I can't even touch glass that big; it would shatter through shear bad luck.
Trademarking thought is tough. How many have looked at a wooden carved duck and then made copies. The value is in the quality of the work not in the design.
His "seaforms" are some of my favorites. I'd happily take the "green thing". :) http://www.chihuly.com/seaforms/selsea.html
There was an installation at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens - it was beautiful!!!! My wife and I visited it twice.