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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Olafur Eliasson
COLOR SPECTRUM KALEIDOSCOPE
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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Olafur Eliasson
COLOR SPECTRUM KALEIDOSCOPE
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Details & Cataloguing

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Olafur Eliasson
B. 1967
COLOR SPECTRUM KALEIDOSCOPE
color effect filterglass, stainless steel connection
72 1/2 by 36 by 79 in. 184.2 by 91.4 by 200.7 cm.
Executed in 2003. 
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Provenance

neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in July 2003

Exhibited

Venice, Danish Pavillion, 50th Biennale di Venizia, Olafur Eliasson: The Blind Pavillion, June - November 2003
New York, Deitch Projects, The Garden Party, March - April 2006
New York, MoMA PS1, Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, April - June 2008, pl. 177, illustrated in color

Literature

Daniel Kunitz, "Olafur Eliasson: Immersing the Viewer in Light," New York Sun, 21 April 2008

Catalogue Note

"Eliasson attempts to show the inside and outside of the body simultaneously. The kaleidoscopes, the tunnel pieces, and The drop factory demonstrate this possibility as well as its cost - fracturation of the self. The body, to recycle Lacan's phrase, is scattered into bits and pieces. It holds together quite miraculously, not in spite of its distinction from but because of its suturing to space."

Mieke Ball "Light Politics," in Exh. Cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and traveling), Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, 2008, p. 176

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