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Daily Dose Pick: James Turrell

A pioneer in light and land art, James Turrell is best known for his transformation of a massive crater in the Arizona desert into a celestial observatory.

While preparing his land project, Turrell began making “skyspaces” — light installations that bring the heavens into exhibition spaces — and turned his investigations of projected colored light, backlit planes of tinted glass, and strikingly minimal holograms into ever-growing perceptual wonders in galleries and museums worldwide.

View Turrell’s Art:21 site, read an in-depth interview with the artist, and find out about his current installation at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

James Turrell, Roden Crater, view from southwest, © James Turrell, Foto/photo: Florian Holzherr, 2003

James Turrell, Roden Crater, view from southwest, © James Turrell, Foto/photo: Florian Holzherr, 2003

James Turrell, Roden Crater, East Portal, © James Turrell, Foto / photo: Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Roden Crater, East Portal, © James Turrell, Foto / photo: Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Roden Crater, Crater's Eye (daylight), © James Turrell, Foto / photo: Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Roden Crater, Crater's Eye (daylight), © James Turrell, Foto / photo: Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Roden Crater, East Portal, Skyspace, © James Turrell, Foto / photo: Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Roden Crater, East Portal, Skyspace, © James Turrell, Foto / photo: Florian Holzherr

James Turrell, Bridget's Bardo (Ganzfeld Piece), 2009, © James Turrell, Foto/photo: Florian Holzherr, 2009

James Turrell, Bridget's Bardo (Ganzfeld Piece), 2009, © James Turrell, Foto/photo: Florian Holzherr, 2009

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