Olafur Eliasson

Nationality: Danish

Birth Year: 1967


Olafur Eliasson (born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish/Icelandic artist, noted for his exhibition The Weather Project at the Tate Modern, London, in 2003. That same year, he also represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale.

From 1989 until 1995 Eliasson studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. His work is represented in many private and public collections, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. He currently lives and works in the German capital, Berlin.

It was recently announced that he will be involved in a project with luxury goods company Louis Vuitton. According to LV website: "A new project by the internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, Eye See You, will be presented at Louis Vuitton Fifth Avenue, the company's New York flagship, on Thursday 9th November 2006.

Commissioned by Louis Vuitton, Eye See You will form the centerpiece of the Christmas windows in all Louis Vuitton stores, of which there are more than 350 worldwide. In addition, a new work by the artist, entitled You See Me, will go on permanent display at Louis Vuitton Fifth Avenue.

All fees from the project will be donated to 121Ethiopia.org, a charitable foundation recently established by Olafur Eliasson and his wife."

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is currently organizing Eliasson's first full-scale survey in the United States Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, on view from September 8, 2007 to February 24, 2008. Spanning the artist’s diverse range of artistic production between 1993 and the present, the exhibition will include site-specific installation, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding sculpture, photography, and special commissions. Curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA and incoming director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in close collaboration with the artist, the major survey unifies nearly 15 years of Eliasson’s career and will embark on a national tour following its San Francisco debut, accompanied by an extensive catalogue, the first American publication to fully assess the critical context of Eliasson’s practice.


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The Chinese Series

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March 26, 2015


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Untitled (Iceland Series)

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March 26, 2015


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Olafur Eliasson

Eye See You

Christie's, South Kensington

March 26, 2015

$55,699  USD

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Ohne Titel (Wasserf?lle)

Sotheby's, London

February 11, 2015

$53,277  USD

 Colour vision kaleidoscope by Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson

Colour vision kaleidoscope

Christie's, Paris

December 2, 2014

$113,341  USD

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Olafur Eliasson


Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Bredgade

November 25, 2014

$670  USD

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The Hole Series

Christie's, New York

November 13, 2014

$68,750  USD


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By Alexander Forbes,Art+Auction | September 26, 2012

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