Gabriel Orozco - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Museum of Modern Art, The Library Council, New York
    Private Collection, acquired from the above in 2004
    Acquired from the above in 2020

  • 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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Etching, on Shikibu black Gampi paper with Chine collé to Magnani Pescia paper, with full margins.
I. 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (14.9 x 14.9 cm)
S. 9 2/8 x 8 3/8 in. (23.5 x 21.3 cm)

Signed with initials and numbered 39/200 in pencil, published by Contemporary Editions, Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, framed.

$500 - 700 

Sold for $756

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021