May 2, 2013
commented on The Arrest of a Chihuly Trafficker
The fact is that the history of glass is that a designer designed the work and a team of glass blowers fabricated the work. Tiffany never blew glass nor were the works of other glass artists blown or fabricated by that artist up to 1962. What I find disturbing when it comes to Chihuly is that so many "critics" cannot separate his methods of marketing, cult of personality if you will, from the work itself. It's one thing to criticize his marketing methods but the works have to stand on their own separate from whatever you think about the man.