Abraham Cruzvillegas, ‘Abraham Cruzvillegas, (1968) Silverback self portrait with prominent belly, trying to remember how to use my opposable thumb in indelible, diverse and kinky ways, 7’, 2016, MOCA Cleveland Benefit Auction
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Abraham Cruzvillegas, (1968) Silverback self portrait with prominent belly, trying to remember how to use my opposable thumb in indelible, diverse and kinky ways, 7, 2016

Ink and hyper gloss acrylic paint on Kraft paper
24 41/100 × 35 1/25 in
62 × 89 cm
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Abraham Cruzvillegas
Mexican, b. 1968
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Inspired by the civic-minded and resourceful Ajusco neighborhood in Mexico City where he grew up, Abraham Cruzvillegas creates sculptures, films, and installations that demonstrate the interconnectedness of people and things. Working under the rubric of “Autoconstrucción,” Cruzvillegas employs such common materials as scarves, pieces of fruit, animal feces, and handmade crafts to create a folk art aesthetic. His AC Mobile (2008)—a vehicle made with objects including modified bicycles, a car stereo, video projector, and a tea flask—reflects the DIY nature of both Cruzvillegas’s art and the artist’s ever-shifting identity.

Abraham Cruzvillegas, ‘Abraham Cruzvillegas, (1968) Silverback self portrait with prominent belly, trying to remember how to use my opposable thumb in indelible, diverse and kinky ways, 7’, 2016, MOCA Cleveland Benefit Auction
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About the work
MOCA Cleveland Benefit Auction
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Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Mexican, b. 1968
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Inspired by the civic-minded and resourceful Ajusco neighborhood in Mexico City where he grew up, Abraham Cruzvillegas creates sculptures, films, and installations that demonstrate the interconnectedness of people and things. Working under the rubric of “Autoconstrucción,” Cruzvillegas employs such common materials as scarves, pieces of fruit, animal feces, and handmade crafts to create a folk art aesthetic. His AC Mobile (2008)—a vehicle made with objects including modified bicycles, a car stereo, video projector, and a tea flask—reflects the DIY nature of both Cruzvillegas’s art and the artist’s ever-shifting identity.

Abraham Cruzvillegas, (1968) Silverback self portrait with prominent belly, trying to remember how to use my opposable thumb in indelible, diverse and kinky ways, 7, 2016

Ink and hyper gloss acrylic paint on Kraft paper
24 41/100 × 35 1/25 in
62 × 89 cm
.
Bidding closed
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