Gabriel Orozco - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Gabriel Orozco: Free Market is Anti-Democratic, November 24, 1998–January 9, 1999
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Basel; Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; London, Tate Modern, Gabriel Orozco, December 13, 2009–May 2, 2011, p. 244 (installation view of another example illustrated, p. 136)

  • 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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Blackboard Drawing (#2)

partially titled "#2" on the reverse
screenprint on blackboard, 3 erasers, chalk and aluminum
62 1/2 x 48 1/4 x 3 in. (158.8 x 122.6 x 7.6 cm)
Executed in 1998, this work is number 2 from an edition of 2.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021