Lot 591. Elíasson, Ólafur . Lalibela Void. 2006

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Auction date: 16.07.2020   15:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 591 | Elíasson, Ólafur . Lalibela Void. 2006
Elíasson, Ólafur (1967 in Copenhagen, lives in Berlin and Copenhagen ). Series of four arches, each with four photo-engravings, signed on the soft vellum 43 x 53 cm (56 x 65 cm) All and dated. Verso with adhesive label on the cardboard box, there, titled, dated and with the copy number. A sheet of verso on the cardboard box with hand-written dedication. Ex. 15/18. All framed. Provenance: private collection, southern Germany, a series of photos Lalibela Void shows excerpts of the rock-hewn churches at the same time an Ethiopian city. King Lalibela, who reigned between 1189 to 1229, had eleven churches, as a Whole, out of the cliffs, chiseling. According to legend, he struck the churches themselves probably with the help of angels, which is why the place was in the world a famous place of pilgrimage and the churches in Lalibela, a Holy city. The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is considered one of the most successful and most influential artists of the present. He and his wife adopted 16 years ago, her first, and later her second child from Ethiopia, so the Couple began regularly traveling the country. For his work, the ideal conditions were to be taken, as the main theme of his works is the light and its influence on human perception. Fascination especially, the steep incidence of the sunlight, held so close to the Equator, shows a very different effect, as he knows it from his home near the Arctic circle. In addition to a visiting professorship in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Abeda, operates the artist together with his wife, also an Auxiliary organization.

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