Walk through wall

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    New York, Flag Art Foundation, Space Between, June 3 - August 14, 2015 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Philip Ursprung, Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia, Cologne, 2008, p. 50 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    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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A Discerning Vision Property from an Important Private Collection

Walk through wall

glass, mirror and wood
95 x 66 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (241.3 x 168.9 x 12.1 cm.)
Executed in 2005, this work is number 4 from an edition of 6 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $100,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019