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  • Provenance

    Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, Olafur Eliasson, I only see things when they move, 6 August - 3 October 2004

  • Catalogue Essay

    The very definition of a Renaissance man, Olafur Eliasson inventively fuses the fields of art, design, architecture and science in his installation-based practice. Exploring ideas about experience, mediation and representation, he continually questions mankind's relationship with space and time. His arresting works are a feast for the senses, pleasures that while often ephemeral to experience, create everlasting impressions. Installed under a glass ceiling, the mesmerizing Snow crystal roof filters, fragments, reflects and refracts natural light to create a kaleidoscopic show for the viewer below. Since the viewer's visual experience varies depending the amount light flooding in from above the installation, Eliasson plays on the idea of phenomenology, a subject that he is interested in, to the extent that he not only invites the object and subject to intertwine, but abandons any sort of distinction between the two. Instead, he allows one to feed off the other, thereby achieving a true artistic experience.


Snow crystal roof

Glass, mirror, lead, stainless steel, and stainless steel wire.
190 x 165 cm (74 3/4 x 65 in).
This work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£70,000 - 90,000 ‡ ♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2010