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Yellow outcome

© Olafur Eliasson

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© Olafur Eliasson

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Olafur Eliasson

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Olafur Eliasson

Icelandic, born Denmark, 1967

Yellow outcome, 2015

watercolor and pencil on paper

sheet/ sight: 85 1/2 x 56 7/8 inches (217.17 x 144.46 cm); framed: 89 7/16 x 60 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (227.17 x 154.62 x 5.72 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange, 2017

2017:4

More Details

Inscriptions

signature, dated / front, lower right / Olafur Eliasson 2015

Provenance

from the artist to Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, March 7, 2017

Class

Drawings

Work Type

Drawing (visual work)

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

Olafur Eliasson works across mediums to investigate the ways in which the elements of color and light can be experienced in art. To do so, he has established processes for scaling hues and tracking the changing effect of luminosity in paint. For example, in his 2009 series “Color Experiment Paintings” he worked with a chemist to produce paint pigments for each wavelength in the visible spectrum. His ongoing exploration of color phenomena is in dialogue with Josef Albers’s pioneering work in color theory, especially his Homage to the Square series. In Yellow outcome, Eliasson sought to create a subtle image that transforms the process of looking into a time-based experience. The gradual shift in hue in this work, conveyed through a succession of widening ellipses, only becomes fully apparent over time.

Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017

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