It was an ambitious first exhibition for Dale Chihuly by Halcyon Gallery, held in a large airy multistorey shop house at New Bond Street, London. At last count, there were more than 50 works on display at any one time.
A much talked-about installation was the 24-feet long Mille Fiori garden conceived specially for this exhibition. To experience the garden, visitors had to take a grand indoor staircase up to the Mezzanine, like visiting a stately home.
Unfortunately, pictures could neither convey the scale of the room nor the complex design of the actual garden.
View of garden from the right end of room
View of garden from the left end of room
For a different colour palette, there was also a stunning Sapphire and Sky Blue Fiori installed at the basement. Although the scale was much smaller, it left the deepest impression on D and I - something like a fantasy purchase if we had won the EuroMillions!
Information on this exhibition.
Artist: Dale Chihuly
Location: 144-146 New Bond Street, London
Date: 5 Dec 2011 - 31 Mar 2012