Gabriel Orozco - Latin America New York Thursday, May 23, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Hispano, Installation Current Direction, 1990
    Antwerp, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, America: Bride of the Sun, 1992
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Projects, 1993
    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Mexico City, Museo Internacional Rufino Tamayo; Monterrey, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Gabriel Orozco, 2001
    Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Gabriel Orozco, November 29, 2006- February 25, 2007
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; London, Tate Modern, Gabriel Orozco, December 13, 2009- April 25, 2011

  • Literature

    A. Temkin, Gabriel Orozco, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, p. 34 (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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Naturaleza recuperada

vulcanized rubber
40 x 24 x 40 in. (101.6 x 61 x 101.6 cm.)

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $509,000

Contact Specialist
Henry Allsopp
Worldwide Director, Latin American Art
+ 1 212 940 1216

Latin America

New York 23 May 2013 4pm