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  • 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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An Encyclopedia

2008
Book, comprised of 26 offset lithographs, on wove paper, with text by Philip Ursprung, all bound (as issued) in the original artist designed high gloss polished cold formed steel cover and contained in the original clamshell box.
all S. 15 1/8 x 12 in. (38.4 x 30.5 cm)
portfolio: 16 1/2 x 13 x 2 3/4 in. (41.9 x 33 x 7 cm)

Signed in ink on the title page, copy 6 of 200 and 50 artist’s proofs, published by Taschen, New York.

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Sold for $1,063

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New York Auction 26 October 2016