Gabriel Orozco - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Gabriel Orozco: Fear Not, November 7 - December 29, 2001
    Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Directions - Gabriel Orozco: Extension of Reflection, June 10 - September 6, 2004 (another example exhibited)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Basel; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Gabriel Orozco Retrospective, December 13, 2009 - January 11, 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin Buchloch, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Gabriel Orozco, Mexico City: Turner, 2006, p. 295 (illustrated)
    Gabriel Orozco, Mia Fineman, Phyllis Rosenzweig and Shirin Neshat, Gabriel Orozco: Photographs, Hirshhorn Museum with Steidl, 2004, pp. 102-103 (illustrated)

  • 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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Juego de Limones

Cibachrome print
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered "Gabriel Orozco 2001 Juego de Limones 3/5" on the reverse.
This work is number 3 from an edition of 5.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $22,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 May 2016