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  • Provenance

    Collection Catherine de Zegher, Groningen
    Gallery Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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 AN ESTEEMED EUROPEAN COLLECTION

78

Piedra que cede

plasticine and debris
32 x 41.5 x 34.5 cm (12 5/8 x 16 3/8 x 13 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1992.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

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New Now

London Auction 9 December 2021