OLAFUR ELIASSON, Little Sun, 2012
ca 8 x 8 x 2 cm
torch with verso 6 x 6 cm mono-crystalline solar module
published by Tate Modern, London, England € 21,- / GBP 17.- December 2012
On 31st of December 2018 more than 838.000 solar torches had been distributed worldwide.
Olafur Eliasson: ‘Light is for everyone – it determines what we do and how we do it. This is why Frederik Ottesen and I have developed the solar-powered lamp Little Sun. Little Sun is a small work of art with a large reach. One part of the artwork is the lamp and the activities it enables. The other is the successful distribution of Little Sun in off-grid communities, its journey from production to usage.’
According to Tate Modern (2012): ‘By purchasing a Little Sun solar-powered lamp here, you help make it available for a lower price to people who do not have consistent access to electricity’.
OLAFUR ELIASSON, Concepts in Space, 2008
30,8 x 39 cm
artist’s book with polished steel plate, 528 pages, hardcover with cover artwork, clamshell box
published by Taschen Verlag, Cologne, Germany
An encyclopedic vision on Olafur Eliasson’s art and architecture in XL-format. A high gloss polished and cold formed steel plate on the cover of the book imitates the prismatic effect of raindrops falling into water. The key concepts behind the works are presented alphabetically, and unfold in the course of short conversations with the artist.
History of price:
Taschen Verlag, Cologne, Germany € 2.500,- September 2008 (year of issue)
OLAFUR ELIASSON, Eye, 2004
8 x 8 cm
glass, red ribbon with text, booklets, cardboard box
Glass blown eye ball as Christmas ball, in original silver coloured box with two small booklets in English and Icelandic
signed in print on object
published by SLF / The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities, Reykjadalur, Iceland
€ 420,- plus € 15,- registered Trace and Track mail
An ephemeral image as a kind of mirage is seen when one looks straight into the balls eye. A black and white printed iris is reflected in the mirror at the rear of the glass ball. As a miniaturized image the spiral iris construction is ingeniously appearing with an illusionistic result! Due to a complicated production technique a large part of the limited edition was mis-produced and destroyed, hence more than rare.