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    • Provenance

      Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Los Angeles, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Olafur Eliasson: The speed of your attention, September 15 - December 22, 2018

    • Literature

      David Pagel, "Review: Olafur Eliasson brings planetary magic back down to Earth at his mesmerizing exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery", Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2018, online (illustrated)

    • 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 from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Los Angeles

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colored glass, gold, stainless steel, paint and LED lights
diameter 26 3/8 in. (67 cm)
Executed in 2018, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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Estimate
$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $163,800

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