The colour circle series

Olafur Eliasson’s The colour circle series consists of three parts, each of which comprises three prints.

The constant colour circle is based on the three primary colours red, blue and yellow. It is the base for the colour mixtures in the other eight works of the series. For The double constant colour circle, Eliasson mixed opposing colours, and for The triple constant colour circle, he repeated this process a second time. The second part of the series is an investigation of the three primary colours themselves, while The colour circle series Part III consists of a black, grey and white colour circle.

The depiction of a colour wheel evokes associations of objective scientific research – the chromatics studies of Sir Isaac Newton or Johann Wolfgang Goethe may come to mind. But as a matter of fact, Eliasson’s The colour circle series is the product of artistic decisions regarding the shades of the represented colours, the design, the length and width of the individual colour fields, or the distance between them. What presents itself as an image of scientific authority is indeed the result of a series of utterly personal choices, as individual as the artist’s fingerprint.

Olafur Eliasson

The blue colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 170 x 176 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 003-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The constant colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 168 x 175 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 08 001-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The double constant colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 170 x 175 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 08 002-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The triple constant colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 168 x 178 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 08 003-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The yellow colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 171 x 175 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 001-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The red colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 171 x 175 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 002-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The white colour circle part of The colour circle series – Part 3, 2008

Price on request

Olafur Eliasson’s The colour circle series consists of three parts, each of which comprises three prints.

The constant colour circle is based on the three primary colours red, blue and yellow. It is the base for the colour mixtures in the other eight works of the series. For The double constant colour circle, Eliasson mixed opposing colours, and for The triple constant colour circle, he repeated this process a second time. The second part of the series is an investigation of the three primary colours themselves, while The colour circle series Part III consists of a black, grey and white colour circle.

The depiction of a colour wheel evokes associations of objective scientific research – the chromatics studies of Sir Isaac Newton or Johann Wolfgang Goethe may come to mind. But as a matter of fact, Eliasson’s Colour circle series is the product of artistic decisions regarding the shades of the represented colours, the design, the length and width of the individual colour fields, or the distance between them. What presents itself as an image of scientific authority is indeed the result of a series of utterly personal choices, as individual as the artist’s fingerprint.

 

Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 171 x 174 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 004-1
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The grey colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 170 x 175 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 005-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The black colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 171 x 175 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 006-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Olafur Eliasson

The blue colour circle, 2008

Price on request
Print technique
Photogravure
Paper
Somerset White Satin 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 170 x 176 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Registration no
OlE 09 003-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam, Valeria Borsotti
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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