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Olafur Eliasson

Trollakrokar Series

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 EUR

Property from a Private European Collection

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson

Trollakrokar Series

Trollakrokar Series

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 EUR

Lot sold:

25,200

EUR

OLAFUR ELIASSON

(b. 1967)

Trollakrokar Series, 2004

 

Full set of 5 colour coupler prints, printed in 2005. Flush-mounted and in the artist's wooden frames.

i. signed, titled, dated and numbered ‘5/6’ on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame

each: titled, dated and numbered ‘5/6’ on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

each: 27.9 by 41.9 cm., 11 by 16 1/2 in.

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Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen

Private Collection

Phillips de Pury & Company, London, 16 May 2009, Lot 28

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

The present work Trollakrokar Series, 2004 by Olafur Eliasson depicts the landscape of ‘Trollakrokar’, an adventures tourist attraction in East Iceland with fascinating almost surreal canyon formations. The artist chose the image of the wilderness area during winter, exploring the dramatic and simultaneously the stillness feeling conveyed by this place and showing the fascination of the wilderness and the power of nature. The work consists of five parts in which he captures different viewpoints, drawing the spectator into these evolving emotions unleashed by this constellation created by nature. This present installation is representative of Olafur Eliasson’s investigation of elementary basic materials such as water or light as artificially generated natural phenomena, light reflections or mirror images as well as his exploration into issues of self-discovery, perception and bodily experience.


The artist’s works span from sculpture to painting, film, photography as well as installations, and have been subject to numerous exhibitions in world-renowned museums. Beyond museums and galleries, his artistic work also addresses a broader public, for example through architectural projects and interventions in public spaces.