CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION | A0917
AUCTION | 23 SEPTEMBER 2017, 11AM
PREVIEW | 15-22 SEPTEMBER, 10AM-8PM
Gabriel Lichauco x Filip Houdek, Josef Hlavenka
Stained glass, metal, light
Diameter 50 cm (19½ in), adjustable height
The Bling Queen is a contemporary application of the centuries-old stained glass technique, an art form commonly used as windows for churches. Gabriel Lichauco worked together with stained glass artist Josef Hlavenka and lighting specialist Filip Houdek to create a series of stained glass objects illuminated by lighting. He referenced the radical spirit of Czech Cubism by illustrating crystal shapes containing patterns of diamonds and other gems meant to appear animated and 3-dimensional. These patterns were used for the chandelier: a stunning piece of functional art.