James Turrell, ‘First Light’, 1989, Phillips

Property from an Important New York Collection
All images: 39 1/8 x 27 1/4 in. (99.4 x 69.2 cm)
All sheets: 42 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. (107.6 x 75.6 cm)
Including: Shanta; Catso; Afrum; Munson; Squat; Raethro; Alta; Gard; Carn; Arco; Ondoe; Phantom; Juke; Sloan; Fargo; Decker; Joecar; Enzu; Tlooyn and Meeting

Signature: All signed, numbered 28/30 and all annotated `A1-A5,' `B1-B3,' `C1-C4,' `D1-D4,', `E1-E3' and 'meeting' respectively in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Peter Blum Edition, New York, all unframed.

About James Turrell

James Turrell has innovated photographic techniques that allow light to have a physical presence. Using holography to make the light itself the subject rather than the medium, Turrell creates colored light installations that appear to possess mass and take up space as planes, cubes, pyramids, and tunnels. Turrell’s series “Skyspace,” (begun in the 1970s), which he has constructed around the world, are enclosed spaces open to the sky through an aperture in the roof that enable viewers to observe changes in light from minute to minute and season to season, what has been described as a religious experience.

American, b. 1943, Los Angeles, California