Glass Dragon by Leif Breiðfjörð back in Reykjavík City Theater
The glass artwork Glass Dragon by Leifur Breiðfjörður has been brought back up in the Reykjavík City Theater. The work, which has been in the Reykjavík Art Museum's collection since 1985 and was originally commissioned for Kjarvalsstaðir, but was given a home in the Reykjavík City Theater when the theater was inaugurated.
Leifur Breiðfjörður is without a doubt one the nation's greatest glass artist. He studied at the Iceland School of Art and Handicrafts 1962-66 and subsequently at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Leifur was fascinated by glass art early on, and his work adorns a number of buildings, including Grafavog church, Leif Eiríksson's air terminal, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh and Hallgrímskirkja.
Leif's glass dragon is a large piece that resembles a kite and fits exceptionally well where the ceiling is high in the foyer of the Reykjavík City Theater. The dragon was in storage for a while, but has now been replaced in the theater.