Olafur Eliasson - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The house that made up its vision as it walked,  is a series of never-ending M. C. Escher-Piranesi-esque staircases made from neon tubes.  An active sculpture, neon tubes light up at varying sequences, constantly changing viewers’ perception of the work.  Encountering the work from above, the staircases look as though they continually ascend and descend, but from a side view, they appear flat and disconnected emphasizing Eliasson’s obsession with models and experiencing artworks first hand.


The house that made up its vision as it walked

Neon light, glass and aluminum multiple,
21 1/2 x 18 x 18 in. (54.6 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)
signed in black ink and numbered 24/25 on a label affixed to the underside of the base (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by the New Museum, New York, in very good condition.

$15,000 - 20,000 


8 June 2010
New York