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Thomas Stearns
"FACADES OF VENICE"
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LOT SOLD. 612,500 USD
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66
Thomas Stearns
"FACADES OF VENICE"
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 612,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Thomas Stearns
"FACADES OF VENICE"
one engraved T. STEARNS 62/VENINI/FACCIATA DI VENEZIA/VERSIONE #1 and with acid stamp mark venini/murano/ITALIA, the other engraved VERSIONE #1/FACCIATA DI VENEZIA/T. STEARNS and with remnants of paper label
applied and iridized blown glass
16 3/8  in. (41.6 cm) high; 4 3/4  in. (12 cm) wide; 2 1/2  in. (6.5 cm) deep
15 1/2  in. (39.4 cm) high; 3 1/4  in. (8.2 cm.) wide; 2 in. (5 cm) deep


1962
produced by Venini, Italy
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Provenance

Thomas Stearns, Venice/Philadelphia, 1962
Private Collection, United States
Sold by Thomas Stearns on behalf of the above to Muriel Karasik, New York, July 18, 1988 
Muriel Karasik Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, June 10, 1994

Exhibited

XXXIa Biennale, Venice, 1962 (model first shown)
The Venetians, Modern Glass 1919-1990, Muriel Karasik Gallery, New York, October 27-December 2, 1989 (present lot exhibited) 
Gli Artisti di Venini, Per Una Storia del Vetro d'Arte Veneziano, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, April 24, 1996-June 7, 1996 (present lot exhibited) 
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, May 12, 2007-September 16, 2007 (present lot exhibited)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 2014-2016 (present lot exhibited)

Literature

Thomas Stearns, Works of Thomas Stearns 1960-1962, Venini S.R.L., Venice, 1987, unpaginated (versione II of the model illustrated) 
Muriel Karasik, The Venetians, Modern Glass 1919-1990, New York, 1989, p. 56 (present lot illustrated) 
Marino Barovier, Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Attilia Dorigato, Il Vetro di Murano alle Biennali 1895-1972, Milan, 1995, p. 97 (model variant illustrated)
Alessandro Bettagno, Gli Artisti di Venini, Per Una Storia del Vetro d'Arte Veneziano, Milan, 1996, p. 152 (present lot illustrated)
Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini: Catalogue Raisonne 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 222 (present lot illustrated)
Thomas Stearns, Works of Thomas Stearns 1960-1962, Venini S.R.L., Venice, 1987 (series illustrated) 

A FOCUSED OBSESSION | Modern Italian Glass: The Martin Cohen Collection

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New York