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One Million Dollar Boat. The most prestigious project for Kosta Boda since 1742.

One of the world’s foremost glass artists, Bertil Vallien will be presenting his One Million Dollar Boat, Passage, at SOFA Chicago, November 3rd-6th, with American partner Hawk Galleries. It is the largest, most expensive and mysterious sculpture ever created at Kosta Boda. It is truly an epic art piece, valued at $1 million.

Founded in 1742, Kosta Boda celebrates its 275th anniversary next year. Bertil Vallien's masterpiece Passage was created to honor Sweden's oldest glassworks and pay homage to its 53-year partnership with the artist by providing an unbridled opportunity for him to create his legacy piece.

With this project, Bertil Vallien is portraying the mythology of the history of the world, from birth to death. From the virgin princess to the mummification - the individual who wants to be immortal and live forever in time.

Bertil is internationally renowned, holds several design and art awards, and his work is represented in the most prestigious museums around the world. Thus, we are honored to unveil Passage, perhaps Bertil Vallien's most awe-inspiring and majestic masterwork.
- Donna Davies, Vice President, Art Group of Urban Expositions

Passage embodies an extraordinary artistic partnership between Bertil Vallien, one of the world's leading artists, and Kosta Boda, Sweden's most storied glassworks. Hawk Galleries feels privileged to unveil the crown jewel of these two titans' 53-year collaboration at one of America's leading art fairs, SOFA Chicago 2016.
- Tom Hawk, Jr. Director, Hawk Galleries

Welcome to the unveiling of Passage, the One Million Dollar Boat.

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VIDEO OF PASSAGE - ONE MILLION DOLLAR BOAT

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SOFA CHICAGO, USA

- Press Event        Thu., Nov. 3rd, 8:30-10.30 AM       Hawk Galleries, Booth 701

- Artist Lecture      Sat., Nov. 5th, 10.30-11.30 AM       Lecture Room B, East end of Festival Hall

- VIP Reception     Sat., Nov. 5th, 11.45 AM                Hawk Galleries, Booth 701

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HAWK GALLERIES, COLUMBUS, USA

Exhibition Premier,  Sat., Nov. 12th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Hawk Galleries

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BLOOMINGDALE'S, CHICAGO, USA

- Art Glass Brunch   Sun., Nov 6th, 12.00-2.00 PM       

Medinah Home Store on 2, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 

Please join Bloomingdale’s and Bertil Vallien of Kosta Boda to view exclusive new Art Glass and enjoy light bites and refreshments served on the new Bruk Collection. Bertil will be discussing the One Million Dollar Boat at Medinah. He will also engrave all Art Glass purchases that day and will be signing copies of his book. To attend, please respond to: (312)-324-7665 or send an email to:

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CONTACT

Tom Hawk, Jr.
Director Hawk Galleries
tom@hawkgalleries.com
614.225.9595

Henrik Swartling
Export Sales Director
henrik.swartling@kostaboda.se
+46 (0) 70-161 08 89

 

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THE BOOK OF PASSAGE - ONE MILLION DOLLAR BOAT

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