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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Art Day Sale, June 22, 2006, lot 387
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Parkett, no. 48, 1996, illustration of another example on the cover

  • 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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Parachute in Iceland (South)

1996
cibachrome print
image 12 1/4 x 18 in. (31.1 x 45.7 cm.)
sheet 15 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (40 x 50.5 cm.)

Signed, titled, numbered and dated "A/P Parachute In Iceland (South) 1996 Gabriel Orozco" on the reverse.
This work is artist proof 1 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $18,750

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