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Guy Wildenstein’s Tax Evasion Trial Begins in Paris

September 23rd, 2016

guy-wildenstein-in-paris-via-abcGuy Wildenstein’s tax evasion trial has begun in Paris, following several delays in the proceedings.  “At that time, there was no law” against the tax havens Wildenstein allegedly used, his lawyer, Herve Temime said in court. “There is therefore an absolute doubt on the very existence of unpaid taxes.”
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Bill Ruprecht Returns to Art World as Advisor in Online Venture

September 23rd, 2016

bill-ruprecht-via-wsjBill Ruprecht has returned to the art world, the WSJ reports, as he chairs the advisory board for the online art venture Invaluable.  “The art world is a hothouse, and I purposefully tried to get a little distance from it,” he told the paper, “but I keep getting drawn back in.”
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Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Museum Receives $42.5 Million Gift for Expansion Project

September 23rd, 2016

jeffrey-gundlach-via-bloombergInvestor Jeffrey Gundlach has made a $42.5 million gift to Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Museum, the largest in the museum’s 154-year history, for a planned expansion project.  “I learned about art by going to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with my family,” Gundlach says. “It was the place that first opened my eyes and mind to the endless possibilities of art and showed me that Buffalo didn’t just have the potential for greatness, but actually had a museum that was world-class.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Olafur Eliasson

Works and lives in:

Copenhagen and Berlin

Represented By:

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Education includes:

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1989-1995)

Eliasson is an Installation artist and Photographer. He is best known for creating natural, outdoor, settings inside galleries and exhibition spaces.

Eliasson’s work is represented in many private and public collections. The Guggenheim Museum (New York, US), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, US), The Menil Collection and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia (Madrid, Spain) are examples of institutions showing his work.

In 2003, “The Weather Project” was installed at the Tate Modern. This was Eliasson’s triumph. The installation transformed the gallery’s Turbine Hall into a solarium, with a representations of the Sun and the sky. The work spanned the entire legnth of the great hall. Humidifiers were used to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water. Hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitted pure yellow light in the from of a semi-circular disc. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror. The mirror served many purposes, it reflected heat from the lamps and allowed the visitors to see themselves as tiny shadows against the orange light.

Eliasson frequently displays his work in international projects, biennial exhibitions, and as commissioned outdoor installations. “Blind Pavilion,” is his 2003 creation for the Venice Biennial. “Your Black Horizon,” was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza and David Adjaye in 2006, on the island of San Lazzaro in the lagoon near Venice, Italy.  The  piece was  a light installation, exhibiting a black room with a thin strip of light showing through the walls.

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:

Artist Homepage Olafur Eliasson

Wikipedia Entry

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