Gabriel Orozco, ‘Black Kites Skate Deck’, 2019, MOCA
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Gabriel Orozco

Black Kites Skate Deck, 2019

7-ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
Edition of 350
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Los Angeles
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About the work
MOCA
Los Angeles

Black Kites (1997) — The artist covered an entire human skull in a checkerboard grid from graphite. …

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Other
Condition
New. Decks are housed in a wool sleeve and includes wall mounts.
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Hand-signed by artist, Certificate of Authenticity is signed by the artist.
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Not included
Series
Edition is 150
Publisher
The Skateroom
Gabriel Orozco
Mexican, b. 1962
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Whether working in photography, sculpture, painting, or video, Gabriel Orozco fashions the unexpected out of familiar materials. One of his most well known works Black Kites (1997), a real human skull adorned with a graphite checkerboard pattern (what Orozco has called a “skull-ture”), explores the notion of time, dealing with the subjects of life, death, and existence. Orozco’s typography on paper series entitled “Obit” (2008) is an examination—often a humorous one—of the language used in the New York Times obituaries, distilling an individual’s entire life into a short, idiosyncratic phrase. Orozco’s photographic works include both street photography of surprisingly moving moments as well as staged creations; and the artist’s installations can be reminders of the subtle beauty of typically-ignored objects, such as in his 1993 Home Run, installed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where Orozco placed oranges in the windows of adjacent apartment buildings.

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Black Kites (1997) — The artist covered an entire human skull in a checkerboard grid from graphite. The work embodies ideas of the memento mori and brings to mind questions of our human fate and mortality.

Medium
Other
Condition
New. Decks are housed in a wool sleeve and includes wall mounts.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Certificate of Authenticity is signed by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Edition is 150
Publisher
The Skateroom
Gabriel Orozco
Mexican, b. 1962
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Whether working in photography, sculpture, painting, or video, Gabriel Orozco fashions the unexpected out of familiar materials. One of his most well known works Black Kites (1997), a real human skull adorned with a graphite checkerboard pattern (what Orozco has called a “skull-ture”), explores the notion of time, dealing with the subjects of life, death, and existence. Orozco’s typography on paper series entitled “Obit” (2008) is an examination—often a humorous one—of the language used in the New York Times obituaries, distilling an individual’s entire life into a short, idiosyncratic phrase. Orozco’s photographic works include both street photography of surprisingly moving moments as well as staged creations; and the artist’s installations can be reminders of the subtle beauty of typically-ignored objects, such as in his 1993 Home Run, installed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where Orozco placed oranges in the windows of adjacent apartment buildings.

Gabriel Orozco

Black Kites Skate Deck, 2019

7-ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
Edition of 350
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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