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Homologies: Duchamp/Elíasson

Posted in Art, Homologies, Sculpture by petercombe on December 14, 2010

Marcel DuchampBicycle Wheel (assisted readymade 1913)

Ólafur ElíassonColour vision kaleidoscope, 2003

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Parallels

Posted in Art, Parallels by petercombe on February 9, 2010
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Alberto Giacometti, L’homme qui marche I (Walking Man I), 1961
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Olafur Eliasson, Your mercury ocean, 2009
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Olafur Eliasson, Your Mercury Ocean

Posted in Art, design by petercombe on October 7, 2009

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Mekanism Skateboards, along with artist Olafur Eliasson, he of The Weather Project> , Tate Modern, 16 October 2003 – 21 March 2004, London, UK, have unveiled a new skateboard called “Your Mercury Ocean” that is made of 13-ply boards with a chrome finish, the top and bottom of the decks have a silver reflective upper. The artist also reworked the upper structure of the board into a 3D structure. The various levels on the board, give the impression of a wave pattern. The artist worked on overall 90 skatedecks, as well as 10 artist proofs and 10 exhibition pieces.

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I don’t skate, yet would love this as a piece of art mounted on a wall at home.

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