Gabriel Orozco - LATIN AMERICA New York Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, June 4 - September 3, 2000; Mexico City, Antigue Colegia of Son defonso, November 23, 2000 - March 27, 2001; Monterrey Museum of Contemporary Art, April - July, 2001

  • Artist Biography

    Gabriel Orozco

    Mexican • 1954

    Gabriel Orozco's diverse practice, which includes sculpture, photography, painting and video, is centered on the rejection of the concept of a traditional studio. Alternatively, Orozco's conceptual process involves using quotidian objects as commentary on urban society. In the widely exhibited La DS (1993), Orozco cut a Citroën DS car into thirds, eliminating the central section and reconfiguring the remaining parts.

    Another important motif in Orozco's lexicon is that of the colored ellipses. In his seminal series, Samurai Tree Invariants, the artist employs fragmented colored circles as the basis for geometric compositions, exploring the movements made by a knight on a chessboard. These not only represent Orozco's conceptual practices but illustrate his interest in both the geometric and organic world.

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Mil Pesos

Peso note, letter set and paint collage.
11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm).

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $27,500


29 September 2010
New York