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Timo Sarpaneva, thence by descent.
IMPORTANT WORKS FROM THE SARPANEVA COLLECTION
TIMO SARPANEVA: ARTIST IN GLASS
One of the most prolific, celebrated and innovative Finnish designers of the post-war period, Sarpaneva’s oeuvre transcended medium to communicate mastery in textiles, metalwork and ceramics. It was, however, as a pioneering interlocutor of creativity in glass that Sarpaneva was to be rewarded with international acclaim, a status that was acknowledged by numerous prestigious awards and international accolades throughout his long career. Sarpaneva’s great talent drew first from his mastery of technical innovation and precision execution, delivered through the highest quality materials and processes available through Iittala, and latterly through the atelier of Venetian maestro Pino Signoretto. However, and moreover, it was through his ability to invest these forms with a specifically Nordic sensibility that his unique skill must be acknowledged.
The following nine lots are from Timo's personal collection and are presented to the market for the first time. They represent innovation across a fifty-year span, having been selected for their technical, sculptural qualities as much as for their poetic, atmospheric fluency.
Timo Sarpaneva Millenium Meum, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Finland, 18 October 1999 – 29 February 2000.