Dan Dailey
Upside Down Man
78 x 54 x 24 in.

“Upside Down Man” is a floor lamp that is incredibly impressive and unique, one of the largest sculptures that Dailey has accomplished. The large figure is cast bronze in an edition of 3, everything else is completely unique about the sculpture. The blown globe lights up, the base is Vitrolite glass (1908-1935). Anodized aluminum

No one better represents the “essence” of the Contemporary Glass Movement than does Dan Dailey. His unrestricted view of glass has allowed Dailey the freedom to explore and expand on the themes that fascinate him. Most artists many develop one or two great bodies of work over a career. There are few artists like Dan Dailey whose entire career of taking risks is so successful. These are the artists that history remembers.

Career Background:
In 1967 Dan Dailey built a rudimentary glassblowing studio at the Philadelphia College of Art, and in 1970 attended the graduate program at RISD to work with Dale Chihuly. He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1972 to work in Italy as an independent artist at Venini. In 1973 he established the glass program at the Massachusetts College of Art. Dan Dailey’s works are in over 50 museums worldwide and he has been honored with a major retrospective at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, Dailey’s architectural commissions enhance residences and public buildings in the US and Europe. (Currently his “Circus Vessel” is the featured work in the Boca Raton Museum’s “GLASS ACT; 50 years of Contemporary Glass”).