Collection by Allie Weiss

Eight of Our Favorite Works by Artist Olafur Eliasson

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In our upcoming April issue, we spotlight a new book from Phaidon dedicated to the daily, homemade meals that take place in artist Olafur Eliasson's 90-person Berlin studio. Here, we share a primer on the genre-bending practice, which is known for using sculpture, mirrors, and light to create transformative objects and landscapes.

"Ice Watch," Olafur Eliasson, 2014. Twelve large blocks of ice, transported from Greenland, were displayed in a clock...
"Beauty," Olafur Eliasson, 1993. In this work, a spotlight shines through a layer of mist to create a rainbow that's...
"Green River," Olafur Eliasson, 1998. The artist turned waterways green by introducing uranine, a water-soluble dye...
"Model Room," Olafur Eliasson, 2003. A collaboration with Einar Thorsteinn, this display showcases a vivid landscape...
"Riverbed," Olafur Eliasson, 2014. This site-specific installation for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk,...
"Sunspace for Shibukawa," Olafur Eliasson, 2009. This stainless steel observatory, stationed in Shibukawa, Japan,...
"Your Rainbow Panorama," Olafur Eliasson, 2006-2011. Eliasson's team created a 360-degree walkway above the ARoS...
"The New York City Waterfalls," Olafur Eliasson, 2008. Four massive waterfalls were temporarily installed along the...
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