Yellow doughnut, Olafur Eliasson. Colección FMCMP

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Yellow doughnut


Author:  Olafur Eliasson (Copenhague, Denmark 1967)
Title: Yellow doughnut
Year: 2002
Technique: stainless steel and neon tubes
Size: 43 x 135 x 135 cm

Yellow Doughnut is a light installation belonging to the ‘doughnuts’ collection which the artist made between 2000 and 2008, which is particularly known for the striking Fog Doughnut (2004). It is a screw-shaped sculpture made of stainless steel and yellow neon lights hanging from the ceiling. The installation changes the light in the surrounding space and therefore the spectator’s perspective, a common thread in Eliasson’s works.

This piece was acquired by the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson at the auction held at Sotheby’s in London on 6 March 2019 (lot 134).