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  • Provenance

    Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
    Sotheby's, New York, November 10, 2005, lot 384
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Mexico City, Museo Internacional Rufino Tamayo; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Gabriel Orozco, June 4, 2000 - May 27, 2001, p. 19 (another example exhibited and 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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Columpio

signed, titled, numbered and dated "1/5 COLUMPIO GABRIEL OROZCO 1999" on the reverse
chromogenic print
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed in 1999, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5.

Estimate
$8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $8,125

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New York Auction 26 September 2018