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Triple ripple

Olafur Eliasson (Icelandic, born 1967). Triple ripple, 2004. Glass, mirror, electric motors, spotlight, and tripod; dimensions variable. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Albert H. Tracy, Charles W. Goodyear and Charles Clifton Funds, by exchange, 2007 (2007:14a-g). © 2004 Olafur Eliasson, Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

© Olafur Eliasson

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© Olafur Eliasson

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© Olafur Eliasson

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© Olafur Eliasson

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© Olafur Eliasson

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© Olafur Eliasson

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Olafur Eliasson

Icelandic, born Denmark, 1967

Triple ripple, 2004

glass, mirrors, electric motors, spotlight, and tripod

installed dimensions variable; target 1 (overall): 43 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches (109.86 x 109.86 cm); target 2 (overall): 35 x 35 inches (88.9 x 88.9 cm); target 3 (overall): 26 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches (67.31 x 67.31 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Albert H. Tracy, Charles W. Goodyear and Charles Clifton Funds, by exchange, 2007

2007:14a-g

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Inscriptions

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Provenance

from the artist to Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, June 26, 2007

Class

Installations (visual works)

Work Type

Installation (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

The hypnotic, shifting shadows of Olafur Eliasson’s Triple ripple are produced by rotating glass discs and mirrors that distort light and play with the shadows of people moving through the gallery. Eliasson has described his works as “devices for the experience of reality,” and over the course of his career he has employed a wide range of mediums in his experiments with color and light. However, these physical materials—which have included mirrors, projected light, and fog—are only a means to what he sees as the real work of art: the human experiences they generate.

Label from Out of Sight! Art of the Senses, November 4, 2017–January 28, 2018

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