Jul 12, 2008

Artsy San Francisco - Chihuly

Chihuly SunFinally I have time enough to share some of our pictures and impressions from our travel (in May) to San Francisco.

My last time trip to that city was almost 20 years ago, so I vaguely remembered liking it, but I wasn't sure that would still be the case, considering that as time goes by we all change... by all I mean me and the city, of course. Well, I didn't like it, I love it!

I will start with our visit to the Legion of Honor. We were lucky enough to get there when they were still hosting the Anne Leibovitz Exhibition ("Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005") and it was -as you can expect- fabulous.

I spent there a good share of my time, but I must confess that it was the work of Dale Chihuly the one that caught my eye when it was time of taking some photos. His work with hand blown glass is amazing, with a mix of color, complexity and size that makes you wonder how those pieces are assembled!

We first encounter "Sun", outside the museum. Here, a general view...

Chihuly Sun

Getting closer, you can appreciate the intricacy of the work:

Chihuly Sun

Chihuly Sun

Chihuly Sun

Inside, you can also find some of his work at the Rodin Galleries, this time in blue and green:

Chihuly at Legion


The exhibition at both the De Young and the Legion of Honor will be there until September 28th, 2008. If you are around San Francisco, you have to check it out! If you can't make it, at his site you cantake a peek at the video about this exhibition. Believe me, it's worth the time!

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