Oscar Murillo (b. 1986), ‘Contemporary Takeaway #2’, 2012, Painting, Dirt, oil, cement dye and oilstick on canvas, Phillips
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Contemporary Takeaway #2, 2012

Dirt, oil, cement dye and oilstick on canvas
78 1/2 × 65 1/2 in
199.4 × 166.4 cm
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Produced in 2012, on the verge of his breakthrough to becoming one of the …

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Oscar Murillo (b. 1986)
Colombian, b. 1986
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Oscar Murillo’s calligraphic mixed-media paintings and sculptural objects illustrate his fascination with failure, incompleteness, and the studio experience. Using work taken from the peripheries of his studio, typically left on the floor to gather dust, dirt, and fluid stains, he restructures these objects into new creations: paintings initially discarded as failures are appropriated and reconfigured as an opportunity to explore archaeology, ruin, and failure itself. Though conceptually different, Murillo’s calligraphic aesthetic evokes the signature style of Cy Twombly.

Oscar Murillo (b. 1986), ‘Contemporary Takeaway #2’, 2012, Painting, Dirt, oil, cement dye and oilstick on canvas, Phillips
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Produced in 2012, on the verge of his breakthrough to becoming one of the decade’s most celebrated artists, Contemporary Takeaway #2 energetically displays each of the elements that characterize Oscar Murillo as the art world’s favorite enfant terrible.

The fractured surface of the work is a …

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Oscar Murillo (b. 1986)
Colombian, b. 1986
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Oscar Murillo’s calligraphic mixed-media paintings and sculptural objects illustrate his fascination with failure, incompleteness, and the studio experience. Using work taken from the peripheries of his studio, typically left on the floor to gather dust, dirt, and fluid stains, he restructures these objects into new creations: paintings initially discarded as failures are appropriated and reconfigured as an opportunity to explore archaeology, ruin, and failure itself. Though conceptually different, Murillo’s calligraphic aesthetic evokes the signature style of Cy Twombly.

Contemporary Takeaway #2, 2012

Dirt, oil, cement dye and oilstick on canvas
78 1/2 × 65 1/2 in
199.4 × 166.4 cm
Bidding closed
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