Gabriel Orozco - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    kurimanzutto, Mexico City

  • Exhibited

    Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Gabriel Orozco, November 29, 2006 - February 26, 2007 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    B. Buchloh, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, eds., Gabriel Orozco, Mexico City, 2006

  • 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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Helicóptero (Helicopter)

16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "Gabriel Orozco Helicóptero 2005" and numbered of six on the reverse.  This work is from an edition of six. 

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $15,000

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York