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  • Provenance

    neugerriemschneider, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Cambridge, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Olafur Eliasson: Three to now, 21 March – 17 May 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Olafur Eliasson and Anna Engberg-Pederson, Olafur Eliasson: Experience, London, 2018, pp. 42, 44 and n.p. (another example illustrated, p. 42)

  • 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 a Distinguished Private Collection

172

Parabolic thinking

stainless steel, concave mirror and glass eye
33 x 33 x 15 cm (12 7/8 x 12 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2010, this work is number 12 from an edition of 24 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £28,750

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