Gabriel Orozco - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Gabriel Orozco, May 6 - June 14, 2008

  • 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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Property from a Distinguished American Collection


Obit: 'A General in Three Wars'

archival Epson inkjet print with UltraChrome K3 pigment ink on Awagami, Kozo natural 70 gm paper
83 x 43 3/4 in. (210.8 x 111.1 cm.)
Executed in 2008, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3.

$15,000 - 20,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue