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  • Provenance

    Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

  • Exhibited

    Miami, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Fortunate Objects: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, December 5, 2007–February 24, 2008 (illustrated, p. 60; details illustrated, front and back cover, and p. 61)

  • Artist Biography

    Olafur Eliasson

    Danish-Icelandic • 1967

    Conceptual artist Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to parents who had emigrated from Iceland. Characterized by a lack of traditional materiality, Eliasson’s work is typically quite simple and clean in appearance. Known for engaging with environmental issues, the artist often creates immersive works that activate the senses beyond just sight. Due to his consistent interest in light, Eliasson’s practice has been compared to both James Turrell and Dan Flavin. 

    One of his most popular installations, The Weather Project, 2003, saw Eliasson fill the entirety of Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern with light from an artificial Sun. Another project, New York City Waterfalls, 2008, became one of the most expensive public art installations ever, with a cost exceeding $15 million. The artist has been collected by institutions like the Guggenheim, the Kunstmuseum Basel and the National Gallery of Art, among others.

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Property of The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, for The Benefit Of The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

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Blue double kaleidoscope

stainless steel, mirror and color effect filter glass
89 x 123 x 63 in. (226.1 x 312.4 x 160 cm)
Executed in 2005, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $113,400

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021