Sculpture and Installation
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Olafur Eliasson
Your fading you
2013
partially silvered glass, wood, concrete, rubber
87 3/4 x 43 1/4 x 15 inches; 223 x 110 x 38 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Double orbit view
2013
Brass, mirror, aluminum
35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches; 90 x 90 x 20 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Thereness corner
2012
stainless steel, black glass, mirror
39 3/8 x 14 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches; 100 x 37.5 x 50.5 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Lamp for urban space
2012
Stainless steel, mirror, colour-effect filter, glass, semi-transparent mirror, bulbs (blue), monofrequency lights, paint (yellow)
70 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 70 7/8 inches; 180 x 180 x 180 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Your emergence (pink to dark orange)
2012
colored glass (pink, orange), driftwood, stainless steel
28 3/8 x 41x 4 3/8 inches; 72 x 104 x 11 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Tilted borrowed view (red, blue, yellow)
2012
hand-blown colored glass, stainless steel
40 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 102 x 60 x 14 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Bhutan borrowed view (light orange, light purple, light green)
2011
hand-blown colored glass, stainless steel
40 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 102 x 60 x 14 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Your plural view
2011
mirror, stainless steel, aluminum
78 1/2 x 76 x 74 inches; 199.4 x 193 x 188 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Homage to P. Schatz
2012
Optical lighting film, aluminum rings, LED strips
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 27 3/4 inches; 30.2 x 30.2 x 70.6 cm
edition of 360; 10 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Sunrise bike
2011
bike, aluminum, black glass, yellow monofrequency bulbs, plastic, cable
36 x 21 1/4 x 64 inches; 91.4 x 54 x 162.6 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Black and yellow double polyhedron lamp
2011
stainless steel, colour-effect filter glass, mirror, LED lights
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches; 100 x 100 x 100 cm
Edition of 10; 2 APs

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour activity sphere
2009
stainless steel, aluminum, colored glass, cable, bulb
48 x 48 x 48 inches; 122 x 122 x 122 cm

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Olafur ELIASSON
Eye see you
2006
stainless steel, aluminum, color-effect filter, bulb, cable
90 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches; 230 x 120 x 110 cm
edition of 30; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Red double kaleidoscope
2005
stainless steel, colour effect filter glass, mirror
kaleidoscope measures 88 1/2 x 67 x 122 inches; 2.25 x 1.70 x 3.10 meters

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Olafur Eliasson
Inverted Berlin Sphere
2005
stainless steel, mirror, wire, cable, bulb, dimmer
diameter: 63 inches; 160 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour space embracer
2005
Metal, colour effect filter rings, motor, lamp
installlation dimensions variable
Edition of 3
Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour space embracer
2005
Metal, colour effect filter rings, motor, lamp
installlation dimensions variable
Edition of 3
Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Olafur Eliasson
Your activity horizon
2004
RGB lights, controller
Dimensions variable, minimum dimensions are 8 x 8 m
Collection Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Olafur Eliasson
Wall eclipse
2004
Mirror, motor, HMI lamp, tripod
Dimensions variable

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Olafur Eliasson
The uncertain museum
2004
steel, black-painted wooden floor, wire, motors, four glass/mirror disks, spotlight, black projection foil
9 feet, 8 inches high x 14 feet, 7 inches diameter; 3 meters high x 4.5 meters diameter
Collection Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

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Olafur Eliasson
The uncertain museum
2004
steel, black-painted wooden floor, wire, motors, four glass/mirror disks, spotlight, black projection foil
9 feet, 8 inches high x 14 feet, 7 inches diameter; 3 meters high x 4.5 meters diameter
Collection Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

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Olafur Eliasson
Five fold sphere projection lamp, 2004
Lighthouse lamp, 2004
Shadow projection lamp, 2004
Installation view Aspen Art Museum, 2004

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Installation view Frost activity, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 2004

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Olafur Eliasson
Multiple grotto
2004
rimex stainless steel, sand blasted stainless steel
180 x 180 x 180 inches; 457.2 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm
Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Olafur Eliasson
Multiple grotto
2004
rimex stainless steel, sand blasted stainless steel
180 x 180 x 180 inches; 457.2 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
I only see things when they move
2004
wood, color-effect filter glass, stainless steel, aluminum, HMI lamp, tripod, glass cylinders, motors, and control unit
installation dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Olafur Eliasson
I only see things when they move
2004
wood, color-effect filter glass, stainless steel, aluminum, HMI lamp, tripod, glass cylinders, motors, and control unit
installation dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Olafur Eliasson
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp
2006
copper, semitransparent mirror, steel, bulb, cable, tripod
74 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches diameter; 190 x 60 cm diameter
Edition of 10; 2 APs

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Olafur Eliasson
The weather project
2003
Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze machine, mirror foil, aluminum, and scaffolding
dimensions variable
Installation view The weather project, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London 2003

 

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Olafur Eliasson
The weather project
2003
Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze machine, mirror foil, aluminum, and scaffolding
dimensions variable
Installation view The weather project, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London 2003

 
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Olafur Eliasson
Model room
2003
chipboard display cabinets, mixed media models, maquettes and prototypes
Dimensions variable, 122 x 279 x 264 inches approx.

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Olafur Eliasson
La situazione antispettiva
2003
Installation view The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003

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Olafur Eliasson
La situazione antispettiva
2003
Installation view The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
La situazione antispettiva
2003
Installation view The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003

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Olafur Eliasson
360 degree room for all colours
2002
Stainless steel, projection foil, wood, control unit
320 x 815 815 cm
Installation view Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2002
Photo Bertrand Heut

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Olafur Eliasson
360 degree room for all colours
2002
Stainless steel, projection foil, wood, control unit
320 x 815 815 cm
Installation view Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2002
Photo Bertrand Heut

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Olafur Eliasson
Remagine
2002
spotlights, tripod or wall mount, control unit
dimensions variable
Installation view Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
Remagine
2002
spotlights, tripod or wall mount, control unit
dimensions variable
Installation view Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Günther Vogt
The mediated motion
2001
Installation view Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, 2001

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Olafur Eliasson
360 degree expectation
2000
Mixed media
Dimensions Variable

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Olafur Eliasson
Your now is my surroundings
2000
Skylight, mirror, concrete tiles, drain pipe, drywall, insulation
Installation dimensions variable

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Olafur Eliasson
Ventilator
1997
Altered fan, wire and cable
installation dimensions variable
edition of 3; 1 AP
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Olafur Eliasson
Your strange certainty still kept
1996
Water, light, plexiglas, plastic, recirculating pump and wood  
installation dimensions variable

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Olafur Eliasson
Beauty
1993
Spotlight, water, nozzles, wood, hose, pump
installation dimensions variable
Installation view Minding the world, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2004
Photo: Poul Pederson
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Olafur Eliasson
Your fading you
2013
partially silvered glass, wood, concrete, rubber
87 3/4 x 43 1/4 x 15 inches; 223 x 110 x 38 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Double orbit view
2013
Brass, mirror, aluminum
35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches; 90 x 90 x 20 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Thereness corner
2012
stainless steel, black glass, mirror
39 3/8 x 14 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches; 100 x 37.5 x 50.5 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Lamp for urban space
2012
Stainless steel, mirror, colour-effect filter, glass, semi-transparent mirror, bulbs (blue), monofrequency lights, paint (yellow)
70 7/8 x 70 7/8 x 70 7/8 inches; 180 x 180 x 180 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Your emergence (pink to dark orange)
2012
colored glass (pink, orange), driftwood, stainless steel
28 3/8 x 41x 4 3/8 inches; 72 x 104 x 11 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Tilted borrowed view (red, blue, yellow)
2012
hand-blown colored glass, stainless steel
40 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 102 x 60 x 14 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Bhutan borrowed view (light orange, light purple, light green)
2011
hand-blown colored glass, stainless steel
40 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 102 x 60 x 14 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Your plural view
2011
mirror, stainless steel, aluminum
78 1/2 x 76 x 74 inches; 199.4 x 193 x 188 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Homage to P. Schatz
2012
Optical lighting film, aluminum rings, LED strips
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 27 3/4 inches; 30.2 x 30.2 x 70.6 cm
edition of 360; 10 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Sunrise bike
2011
bike, aluminum, black glass, yellow monofrequency bulbs, plastic, cable
36 x 21 1/4 x 64 inches; 91.4 x 54 x 162.6 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Black and yellow double polyhedron lamp
2011
stainless steel, colour-effect filter glass, mirror, LED lights
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches; 100 x 100 x 100 cm
Edition of 10; 2 APs

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour activity sphere
2009
stainless steel, aluminum, colored glass, cable, bulb
48 x 48 x 48 inches; 122 x 122 x 122 cm

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Olafur ELIASSON
Eye see you
2006
stainless steel, aluminum, color-effect filter, bulb, cable
90 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 43 1/4 inches; 230 x 120 x 110 cm
edition of 30; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Red double kaleidoscope
2005
stainless steel, colour effect filter glass, mirror
kaleidoscope measures 88 1/2 x 67 x 122 inches; 2.25 x 1.70 x 3.10 meters

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Olafur Eliasson
Inverted Berlin Sphere
2005
stainless steel, mirror, wire, cable, bulb, dimmer
diameter: 63 inches; 160 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour space embracer
2005
Metal, colour effect filter rings, motor, lamp
installlation dimensions variable
Edition of 3
Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Olafur Eliasson
Colour space embracer
2005
Metal, colour effect filter rings, motor, lamp
installlation dimensions variable
Edition of 3
Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Olafur Eliasson
Your activity horizon
2004
RGB lights, controller
Dimensions variable, minimum dimensions are 8 x 8 m
Collection Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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Olafur Eliasson
Wall eclipse
2004
Mirror, motor, HMI lamp, tripod
Dimensions variable

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Olafur Eliasson
The uncertain museum
2004
steel, black-painted wooden floor, wire, motors, four glass/mirror disks, spotlight, black projection foil
9 feet, 8 inches high x 14 feet, 7 inches diameter; 3 meters high x 4.5 meters diameter
Collection Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

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Olafur Eliasson
The uncertain museum
2004
steel, black-painted wooden floor, wire, motors, four glass/mirror disks, spotlight, black projection foil
9 feet, 8 inches high x 14 feet, 7 inches diameter; 3 meters high x 4.5 meters diameter
Collection Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

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Olafur Eliasson
Five fold sphere projection lamp, 2004
Lighthouse lamp, 2004
Shadow projection lamp, 2004
Installation view Aspen Art Museum, 2004

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Installation view Frost activity, The Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 2004

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Olafur Eliasson
Multiple grotto
2004
rimex stainless steel, sand blasted stainless steel
180 x 180 x 180 inches; 457.2 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm
Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Olafur Eliasson
Multiple grotto
2004
rimex stainless steel, sand blasted stainless steel
180 x 180 x 180 inches; 457.2 x 457.2 x 457.2 cm
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
I only see things when they move
2004
wood, color-effect filter glass, stainless steel, aluminum, HMI lamp, tripod, glass cylinders, motors, and control unit
installation dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Olafur Eliasson
I only see things when they move
2004
wood, color-effect filter glass, stainless steel, aluminum, HMI lamp, tripod, glass cylinders, motors, and control unit
installation dimensions variable
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Olafur Eliasson
Fivefold dodecahedron lamp
2006
copper, semitransparent mirror, steel, bulb, cable, tripod
74 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches diameter; 190 x 60 cm diameter
Edition of 10; 2 APs

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Olafur Eliasson
The weather project
2003
Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze machine, mirror foil, aluminum, and scaffolding
dimensions variable
Installation view The weather project, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London 2003

 

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Olafur Eliasson
The weather project
2003
Monofrequency lights, projection foil, haze machine, mirror foil, aluminum, and scaffolding
dimensions variable
Installation view The weather project, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London 2003

 
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Olafur Eliasson
Model room
2003
chipboard display cabinets, mixed media models, maquettes and prototypes
Dimensions variable, 122 x 279 x 264 inches approx.

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Olafur Eliasson
La situazione antispettiva
2003
Installation view The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003

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Olafur Eliasson
La situazione antispettiva
2003
Installation view The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
La situazione antispettiva
2003
Installation view The blind pavilion, Danish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003

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Olafur Eliasson
360 degree room for all colours
2002
Stainless steel, projection foil, wood, control unit
320 x 815 815 cm
Installation view Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2002
Photo Bertrand Heut

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Olafur Eliasson
360 degree room for all colours
2002
Stainless steel, projection foil, wood, control unit
320 x 815 815 cm
Installation view Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2002
Photo Bertrand Heut

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Olafur Eliasson
Remagine
2002
spotlights, tripod or wall mount, control unit
dimensions variable
Installation view Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
Remagine
2002
spotlights, tripod or wall mount, control unit
dimensions variable
Installation view Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Günther Vogt
The mediated motion
2001
Installation view Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, 2001

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Olafur Eliasson
360 degree expectation
2000
Mixed media
Dimensions Variable

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Olafur Eliasson
Your now is my surroundings
2000
Skylight, mirror, concrete tiles, drain pipe, drywall, insulation
Installation dimensions variable

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Olafur Eliasson
Ventilator
1997
Altered fan, wire and cable
installation dimensions variable
edition of 3; 1 AP
Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Olafur Eliasson
Your strange certainty still kept
1996
Water, light, plexiglas, plastic, recirculating pump and wood  
installation dimensions variable

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Olafur Eliasson
Beauty
1993
Spotlight, water, nozzles, wood, hose, pump
installation dimensions variable
Installation view Minding the world, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2004
Photo: Poul Pederson
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Outdoor works
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Olafur Eliasson
Panoramic awareness pavilion
2013
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Photo: Rich Sanders

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Olafur Eliasson
Panoramic awareness pavilion
2013
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Photo: Rich Sanders

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Olafur Eliasson
Waterfall
2004
Installation view Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont, 2013
Photo: Jeff Nintzel

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Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama
2006-2011
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Photo: Lars Aarø

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Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama
2006-2011
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Photo: Ole Hein Pedersen

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Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama
2006-2011
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Photo: Ole Hein Pedersen

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Facade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, 2005-2011
Eignarhaldsfélagi∂ Portus ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland
© Portus ehf, Olafur Eliasson, and Henning Larsen Architects
Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Facade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, 2005-2011
Eignarhaldsfélagi∂ Portus ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland
© Portus ehf, Olafur Eliasson, and Henning Larsen Architects
Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Facade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, 2005-2011
Eignarhaldsfélagi∂ Portus ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland
© Portus ehf, Olafur Eliasson, and Henning Larsen Architects
Photo: Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson
Your space eruption
2009
copper
167 x 186 1/4 x 186 1/4 inches; 424 x 473 x 473 cm
Private Collection,  Dallas
Photo: Harrison Evans

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Olafur Eliasson
Your space eruption
2009
copper
167 x 186 1/4 x 186 1/4 inches; 424 x 473 x 473 cm
Private Collection,  Dallas
Photo: Harrison Evans

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Olafur Eliasson
Triple sky kaleidoscope
2009
stainless steel, steel, colored glass
126 x 86 1/2 x 88 1/2 inches; 320 x 220 x 225 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Alssund pavillon
2007-2009
Stainless steel
height 700 cm, ø 460 cm
Syddansk University, Odense, Denmark

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Olafur Eliasson
Alssund pavillon
2007-2009
Stainless steel
height 700 cm, ø 460 cm
Syddansk University, Odense, Denmark
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Kjetil Thorsen
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2007

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Kjetil Thorsen
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2007
Interior views

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Olafur Eliasson
Sunspot sphere
2005
stainless steel
diameter: 10 1/2 feet; 3.2 meters

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Olafur Eliasson
Umschreibung
2004
varnished steel, untreated larch wood, glass beads, blasted high-grade steel
9,50 m x (diameter) 8,87 m
KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft in Munich, Germany

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Olafur Eliasson
Spiral tunnel
2001

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Olafur Eliasson
Golden ratio
2001

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Olafur Eliasson
Your natural denudation inverted
1999
Scaffolding, wood, rubber, water and steam
Installation view Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1999

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Olafur Eliasson
Double sunset
1999
Panorama, Utrecht, 2000

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Olafur Eliasson
Reversed waterfall
1998
scaffolding, steel, water, wood, foil, pump and hose
312 x 278 x 160 cm
Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden

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Olafur Eliasson
Ice pavilion
1998
stainless steel, water, sprinkler, hose
300 x 500 x 500 cm
Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 1998

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Olafur Eliasson
Green river
1998
uranin and water
Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

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Olafur Eliasson
Yellow fog
1998/2008
fog machine, monofrequency light
dimensions variable, site specific
Installation view at Verbund headquarters, Am Hof, Vienna

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Olafur Eliasson
Panoramic awareness pavilion
2013
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Photo: Rich Sanders

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Olafur Eliasson
Panoramic awareness pavilion
2013
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Photo: Rich Sanders

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Olafur Eliasson
Waterfall
2004
Installation view Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont, 2013
Photo: Jeff Nintzel

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Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama
2006-2011
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Photo: Lars Aarø

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Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama
2006-2011
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Photo: Ole Hein Pedersen

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Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama
2006-2011
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Photo: Ole Hein Pedersen

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Facade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, 2005-2011
Eignarhaldsfélagi∂ Portus ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland
© Portus ehf, Olafur Eliasson, and Henning Larsen Architects
Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Facade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, 2005-2011
Eignarhaldsfélagi∂ Portus ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland
© Portus ehf, Olafur Eliasson, and Henning Larsen Architects
Photo: Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Facade for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, 2005-2011
Eignarhaldsfélagi∂ Portus ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland
© Portus ehf, Olafur Eliasson, and Henning Larsen Architects
Photo: Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson
Your space eruption
2009
copper
167 x 186 1/4 x 186 1/4 inches; 424 x 473 x 473 cm
Private Collection,  Dallas
Photo: Harrison Evans

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Olafur Eliasson
Your space eruption
2009
copper
167 x 186 1/4 x 186 1/4 inches; 424 x 473 x 473 cm
Private Collection,  Dallas
Photo: Harrison Evans

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Olafur Eliasson
Triple sky kaleidoscope
2009
stainless steel, steel, colored glass
126 x 86 1/2 x 88 1/2 inches; 320 x 220 x 225 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Alssund pavillon
2007-2009
Stainless steel
height 700 cm, ø 460 cm
Syddansk University, Odense, Denmark

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Olafur Eliasson
Alssund pavillon
2007-2009
Stainless steel
height 700 cm, ø 460 cm
Syddansk University, Odense, Denmark
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson
New York City Waterfalls
2008
Presented by the Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio, 2008

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Kjetil Thorsen
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2007

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Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Kjetil Thorsen
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2007
Interior views

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Olafur Eliasson
Sunspot sphere
2005
stainless steel
diameter: 10 1/2 feet; 3.2 meters

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Olafur Eliasson
Umschreibung
2004
varnished steel, untreated larch wood, glass beads, blasted high-grade steel
9,50 m x (diameter) 8,87 m
KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft in Munich, Germany

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Olafur Eliasson
Spiral tunnel
2001

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Olafur Eliasson
Golden ratio
2001

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Olafur Eliasson
Your natural denudation inverted
1999
Scaffolding, wood, rubber, water and steam
Installation view Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1999

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Olafur Eliasson
Double sunset
1999
Panorama, Utrecht, 2000

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Olafur Eliasson
Reversed waterfall
1998
scaffolding, steel, water, wood, foil, pump and hose
312 x 278 x 160 cm
Wanås Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden

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Olafur Eliasson
Ice pavilion
1998
stainless steel, water, sprinkler, hose
300 x 500 x 500 cm
Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 1998

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Olafur Eliasson
Green river
1998
uranin and water
Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

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Olafur Eliasson
Yellow fog
1998/2008
fog machine, monofrequency light
dimensions variable, site specific
Installation view at Verbund headquarters, Am Hof, Vienna

Photography and Prints
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Olafur Eliasson
The volcano series
2012
63 framed C-prints
each 16 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches; 41.4 x 61.4 cm
overall 130 3/4 x 236 1/2 inches; 331.8 x 600.6 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The hut series
2012
56 framed C-prints
each 10 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches; 26.4 x 39.4 cm
overall 89 1/4 x 140 5/8 inches; 226.8 x 357.2 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The hot spring series
2012
48 framed C-prints
each: 11 1/2 x 17 1/8 inches; 29.4 x 43.4 cm
overall: 83 1/4 x 153 1/4 inches; 211.4 x 389.2 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The large Iceland series
2012
c-print
37 1/8 x 56 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 96 x 143.5 x 6 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
The large Iceland series
2012
c-print
37 1/8 x 56 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 96 x 143.5 x 6 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Melting ice on Gunnar's land
2008
12 c-prints
each 9 1/2 x 14 inches; 24 x 35.5 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 32 1/4 x 60 1/2 inches; 82 x 154 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The small glacier surfer series
2007
12 c-prints
each 10 x 14 3/4 inches; 25.5 x 37.5 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 48 1/2 x 48 1/4 inches; 123 x 122.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Iceland series
2007
unique c-print
23 5/8 x 35 1/2 inches; 60 x 90 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
The Hekla twilight series
2006
20 c-prints
each 11 1/2 x 17 inches; 29.3 x 43.3 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 55 1/2 x 89 1/8 inches; 141 x 226.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The Domadalur daylight series (north)
2006
35 C-prints
each 10 x 14 7/8 in; 25.3 x 37.7 cm
overall dimensions 57 2/3 x 115 3/4 in; 146.5 x 293.9 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The Domadalur daylight series (south)
2006
42 C-prints
each 11 1/2 x  17 in; 29.3 x 43.3 cm
overall dimensions 79 x 131 in; 200.8 x 333.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Jokla series
2004
48 c-prints
each 15 x 21 3/4 in; 37.8 x 55 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 103 x 186 3/4 in; 261.8 x 474.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
I can only see things when I move
2004
3 color photogravure prints
51 1/2 x 51 inches; 131 x 130 cm (approximate)
Edition of 16

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Olafur Eliasson
The descent series
2004
9 c-prints
each 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 in; 23.5 x 34.25 cm (framed)
overall 31 3/4 x 44 3/4 in; 80.5 x 113.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Reykjavik series
2003
72 color photographs    
overall dimensions 109 7/8 x 146 inches; 279 x 371 cm
Edition of 6

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Olafur Eliasson
The moss valley series
2002
16 color photographs
each 11 x 16 1/8 in; 28 x 41 cm                          
overall dimensions 49 x 70 1/2 in; 124.5 x 179.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Untitled (Iceland Series)
2001
Unique color photograph
25 5/8 x 35 1/2 in; 65.8 x 90.2 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Untitled (Iceland Series)
2000
Unique color photograph
25 5/8 x 35 1/2 in; 65.8 x 90.2 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
The path series
1999
24 color photographs                                                    
each 9 1/2 x 14 1/5 in; 24 x 35.5 cm                                        
overall dimensions 45 1/10 x 65 in; 114.5 x 165.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The lighthouse series
1999
20 color photographs
each 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in; 24.1 x 35.6 cm
overall dimensions 60 3/4 x 67 3/4 in; 154.3 x 172.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The glacier series
1999
42 color photographs                                                    
each 12 3/5 x 18 9/10 in; 31.8 x 48.3 cm
overall dimensions 90 3/4 x 149 in; 230.5 x 378.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The island series
1997
56 color photographs
overall dimensions 92 1/4 x 141 in; 234.5 x 358 cm
Edition of 3

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Olafur Eliasson
The volcano series
2012
63 framed C-prints
each 16 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches; 41.4 x 61.4 cm
overall 130 3/4 x 236 1/2 inches; 331.8 x 600.6 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The hut series
2012
56 framed C-prints
each 10 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches; 26.4 x 39.4 cm
overall 89 1/4 x 140 5/8 inches; 226.8 x 357.2 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The hot spring series
2012
48 framed C-prints
each: 11 1/2 x 17 1/8 inches; 29.4 x 43.4 cm
overall: 83 1/4 x 153 1/4 inches; 211.4 x 389.2 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The large Iceland series
2012
c-print
37 1/8 x 56 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 96 x 143.5 x 6 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
The large Iceland series
2012
c-print
37 1/8 x 56 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches; 96 x 143.5 x 6 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Melting ice on Gunnar's land
2008
12 c-prints
each 9 1/2 x 14 inches; 24 x 35.5 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 32 1/4 x 60 1/2 inches; 82 x 154 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The small glacier surfer series
2007
12 c-prints
each 10 x 14 3/4 inches; 25.5 x 37.5 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 48 1/2 x 48 1/4 inches; 123 x 122.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Iceland series
2007
unique c-print
23 5/8 x 35 1/2 inches; 60 x 90 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
The Hekla twilight series
2006
20 c-prints
each 11 1/2 x 17 inches; 29.3 x 43.3 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 55 1/2 x 89 1/8 inches; 141 x 226.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The Domadalur daylight series (north)
2006
35 C-prints
each 10 x 14 7/8 in; 25.3 x 37.7 cm
overall dimensions 57 2/3 x 115 3/4 in; 146.5 x 293.9 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The Domadalur daylight series (south)
2006
42 C-prints
each 11 1/2 x  17 in; 29.3 x 43.3 cm
overall dimensions 79 x 131 in; 200.8 x 333.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Jokla series
2004
48 c-prints
each 15 x 21 3/4 in; 37.8 x 55 cm (framed)
overall dimensions 103 x 186 3/4 in; 261.8 x 474.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
I can only see things when I move
2004
3 color photogravure prints
51 1/2 x 51 inches; 131 x 130 cm (approximate)
Edition of 16

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Olafur Eliasson
The descent series
2004
9 c-prints
each 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 in; 23.5 x 34.25 cm (framed)
overall 31 3/4 x 44 3/4 in; 80.5 x 113.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Reykjavik series
2003
72 color photographs    
overall dimensions 109 7/8 x 146 inches; 279 x 371 cm
Edition of 6

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Olafur Eliasson
The moss valley series
2002
16 color photographs
each 11 x 16 1/8 in; 28 x 41 cm                          
overall dimensions 49 x 70 1/2 in; 124.5 x 179.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
Untitled (Iceland Series)
2001
Unique color photograph
25 5/8 x 35 1/2 in; 65.8 x 90.2 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Untitled (Iceland Series)
2000
Unique color photograph
25 5/8 x 35 1/2 in; 65.8 x 90.2 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
The path series
1999
24 color photographs                                                    
each 9 1/2 x 14 1/5 in; 24 x 35.5 cm                                        
overall dimensions 45 1/10 x 65 in; 114.5 x 165.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The lighthouse series
1999
20 color photographs
each 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in; 24.1 x 35.6 cm
overall dimensions 60 3/4 x 67 3/4 in; 154.3 x 172.1 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The glacier series
1999
42 color photographs                                                    
each 12 3/5 x 18 9/10 in; 31.8 x 48.3 cm
overall dimensions 90 3/4 x 149 in; 230.5 x 378.5 cm
Edition of 6; 1 AP

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Olafur Eliasson
The island series
1997
56 color photographs
overall dimensions 92 1/4 x 141 in; 234.5 x 358 cm
Edition of 3

Works on Paper
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Olafur Eliasson
Lake fades
2013
watercolor and pencil on paper
each 61 3/8 x 43 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches; 156 x 111 x 8 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Complementary colour test 1
2012
watercolor and pencil on paper
22 x 29 3/8 inches; 56 x 74.5 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Your idea machine
2012
watercolor on paper in 8 parts
each 22 x 30 inches; 56 x 76 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Twilight tones 5
2012
pencil and watercolor on paper
31 x 23 1/8 in; 79 x 58.8 cm (framed)
27 1/2 x 19 3/4 in; 70 x 50 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Twilight studies
2011
watercolor and pencil on paper
20 3/8 x 23 5/8 in; 51.7 x 60 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Orange to blue
2011
watercolor and pencil on paper
36 1/4 x 51 in; 92 x 129.5 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Left brain movie
2010
watercolor and pencil on paper
30 3/4 x 36 1/8 in; 78.1 x 91.8 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Orange to yellow and nine yellow movie
2010
watercolor and pencil on paper
19 3/4 x 23 1/2 in; 50 x 60 cm (framed)
12 1/4 x 16 1/8 in; 31 x 41 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Thirteen purple to grey movie
2010
watercolor and pencil on paper
28 1/2 x 36 1/8 inches; 72.4 x 91.8 cm (framed)
22 x 30 inches; 56 x 76.2 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Grey to yellow movie - yellow to grey movie
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 2 parts
each: 21 3/4 x 20 1/8 inches; 55.2 x 51.1 cm (framed)
each: 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches; 45.4 x 30.2 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Folded grey movies
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 4 parts
each: 20 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 52.4 x 49.8 cm (framed)
each: 16 x 12 1/4 inches; 40.6 x 31.1 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Folded grey movies
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 4 parts
each: 20 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 52.4 x 49.8 cm (framed)
each: 16 x 12 1/4 inches; 40.6 x 31.1 cm (unframed)
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Olafur Eliasson
Folded grey movies
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 4 parts
each: 20 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 52.4 x 49.8 cm (framed)
each: 16 x 12 1/4 inches; 40.6 x 31.1 cm (unframed)
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
Lake fades
2013
watercolor and pencil on paper
each 61 3/8 x 43 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches; 156 x 111 x 8 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Complementary colour test 1
2012
watercolor and pencil on paper
22 x 29 3/8 inches; 56 x 74.5 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Your idea machine
2012
watercolor on paper in 8 parts
each 22 x 30 inches; 56 x 76 cm

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Olafur Eliasson
Twilight tones 5
2012
pencil and watercolor on paper
31 x 23 1/8 in; 79 x 58.8 cm (framed)
27 1/2 x 19 3/4 in; 70 x 50 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Twilight studies
2011
watercolor and pencil on paper
20 3/8 x 23 5/8 in; 51.7 x 60 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Orange to blue
2011
watercolor and pencil on paper
36 1/4 x 51 in; 92 x 129.5 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Left brain movie
2010
watercolor and pencil on paper
30 3/4 x 36 1/8 in; 78.1 x 91.8 cm (framed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Orange to yellow and nine yellow movie
2010
watercolor and pencil on paper
19 3/4 x 23 1/2 in; 50 x 60 cm (framed)
12 1/4 x 16 1/8 in; 31 x 41 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Thirteen purple to grey movie
2010
watercolor and pencil on paper
28 1/2 x 36 1/8 inches; 72.4 x 91.8 cm (framed)
22 x 30 inches; 56 x 76.2 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Grey to yellow movie - yellow to grey movie
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 2 parts
each: 21 3/4 x 20 1/8 inches; 55.2 x 51.1 cm (framed)
each: 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches; 45.4 x 30.2 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Folded grey movies
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 4 parts
each: 20 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 52.4 x 49.8 cm (framed)
each: 16 x 12 1/4 inches; 40.6 x 31.1 cm (unframed)

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Olafur Eliasson
Folded grey movies
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 4 parts
each: 20 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 52.4 x 49.8 cm (framed)
each: 16 x 12 1/4 inches; 40.6 x 31.1 cm (unframed)
DETAIL

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Olafur Eliasson
Folded grey movies
2009
watercolor and pencil on paper in 4 parts
each: 20 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches; 52.4 x 49.8 cm (framed)
each: 16 x 12 1/4 inches; 40.6 x 31.1 cm (unframed)
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Biography

Throughout the past two decades, Olafur Eliasson’s installations, paintings, photography, films, and public projects have served as tools for exploring the cognitive and cultural conditions that inform our perception. Ranging from immersive environments of color, light, and movement to installations that recontextualize natural phenomena, his work defies the notion of art as an autonomous object and instead positions itself as part of an exchange with the actively engaged visitor and her individualized experience. Described by the artist as “devices for the experience of reality,” his works and projects prompt a greater sense of awareness about the way we engage with and interpret the world.

 

Born in Copenhagen in 1967, Eliasson grew up in both Iceland and Denmark, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (1989–1995). Upon graduating, he relocated to Berlin, where he established his studio in 1995. Today it numbers about seventy craftsmen, architects, geometers, and art historians. From 2009 to 2014, as a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, Eliasson led the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments), a five-year experimental program in arts education located in the same building as his studio. Eliasson currently lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin.


Since the mid-1990s, the artist’s work has been at the center of numerous exhibitions and projects around the world. In 2003, Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale with The blind pavilion and, later that year, he opened the celebrated work The weather project at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The artist’s first retrospective, Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2007 before traveling to the Museum of Modern Art and PS1 in New York; The Dallas Museum of Art; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, through 2010. Other significant solo exhibitions include Innen Stadt Außen at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (2010); Your chance encounter at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan (2009–2010); The New York City Waterfalls, a major public art project for the city of New York (2008); Notion motion at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2005); Colour memory and other informal shadows at Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst in Oslo (2004); Chaque matin je me sens différent, chaque soir je me sens le même at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in France (2002); Your only real thing is time, at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (2001); and The curious garden at Kunsthalle Basel (1997), among many others.

The artist has also produced a number of permanent installations and site-specific works, including Your rainbow panorama at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark (2011); the façades for Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Iceland (2011; in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects); Whenever the rainbow appears at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem (2010); Sunspace for Shibukawa (2009) at the Hara Museum ARC in Shibukawa, Japan; and The parliament of reality, a permanent outdoor installation at Bard College, New York (2009).


In 2012, Eliasson launched his Little Sun project at Tate Modern as part of the London 2012 Festival. Developed by the artist in cooperation with engineer Frederik Ottesen, Little Sun refers to both a small, solar-powered LED lamp and a global project to provide clean, affordable light to communities without access to electricity. For more information about this initiative and ways to purchase Little Sun, please visit: www.littlesun.com.


Eliasson’s work is represented in many prestigious collections worldwide, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; The Art Institute of Chicago; Guggenheim Museum in New York; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark; MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.


The artist has been granted numerous awards over the years, including the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT (2014), the Wolf Prize in Painting and Sculpture (2014), the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013 (with Henning Larsen Architects and Batterid), the Joan Miró Prize (2007), and the 3rd Benesse Prize (1999).
 

Exhibitions
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23 March - 22 April 2017
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21 January - 29 April 2017
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September 27, 2016 - January 17, 2016
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Versailles
7 June - 30 October 2016
Publications