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Olafur Eliasson

Cartographic Series I,, 2000

Suite of twenty-five photogravure prints on Hahnemuhle paper
20 × 20 in
50.8 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 16
This is part of a limited edition set.
$50,000
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About the work
Exhibition history
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York
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The Cartographic series is based on aerial photographs of the Icelandic terrain that Olafur …

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The Cartographic series is based on aerial photographs of the Icelandic terrain that Olafur Eliasson obtained from the National Land Survey of Iceland. The photographs were then turned into photogravures and faintly tinted blue, green, or violet.

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Print
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Each sheet signed and numbered recto.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Included
Series
Cartographic Series
Olafur Eliasson
Danish-Icelandic, b. 1967
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“It is not just about decorating the world… but about taking responsibility,” Olafur Eliasson said of his practice in a 2009 TED Talk. Eliasson uses natural elements (like light, water, fog) and makeshift technical devices to transform museum galleries and public areas into immersive environments. Prompting reflection on the spaces surrounding us, for Green River (1998-2001) he poured bright green (environmentally safe) dye into rivers running through downtown L.A., Stockholm, Tokyo, and other cities to “show the turbulence in these downtown areas” and to remind passersby of the cities’ vitality. Similarly, by installing four large waterfalls in New York’s East River (2008), he intended to give the city a sense of dimension; Eliasson also famously installed a giant artificial sun inside the Tate Modern (The weather project, 2003). Known for their elegant simplicity and lack of materiality, his installations are rooted in a belief that art can create a space sensitive to both individual and collective.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York
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The Cartographic series is based on aerial photographs of the Icelandic terrain that Olafur …

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The Cartographic series is based on aerial photographs of the Icelandic terrain that Olafur Eliasson obtained from the National Land Survey of Iceland. The photographs were then turned into photogravures and faintly tinted blue, green, or violet.

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Each sheet signed and numbered recto.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Series
Cartographic Series
Olafur Eliasson
Danish-Icelandic, b. 1967
Follow

“It is not just about decorating the world… but about taking responsibility,” Olafur Eliasson said of his practice in a 2009 TED Talk. Eliasson uses natural elements (like light, water, fog) and makeshift technical devices to transform museum galleries and public areas into immersive environments. Prompting reflection on the spaces surrounding us, for Green River (1998-2001) he poured bright green (environmentally safe) dye into rivers running through downtown L.A., Stockholm, Tokyo, and other cities to “show the turbulence in these downtown areas” and to remind passersby of the cities’ vitality. Similarly, by installing four large waterfalls in New York’s East River (2008), he intended to give the city a sense of dimension; Eliasson also famously installed a giant artificial sun inside the Tate Modern (The weather project, 2003). Known for their elegant simplicity and lack of materiality, his installations are rooted in a belief that art can create a space sensitive to both individual and collective.

Olafur Eliasson

Cartographic Series I,, 2000

Suite of twenty-five photogravure prints on Hahnemuhle paper
20 × 20 in
50.8 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 16
This is part of a limited edition set.
$50,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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