Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born Jalapa Enriquez, 1962)
Silver dye bleach print
40.6 x 50.8 cm. (16 x 20 in.)
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1995
Not on view
Orozco works in sculpture and photography in a style that is elegant, minimal, and anti-monumental. His sculptures are often ephemeral and his photographs of them give the constructed situations a longer life. In both, Orozco's odd interventions encourage an awareness of the poetic richness latent in ordinary things as well as of the temporal fragility of our accomplishments.
Inscription: Inscribed and signed in pencil, print, verso, BLC: "5/5; BC: "SEMILLAS Y CARTON 1993"; BR: "GABRIEL OROZCO"
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs: A Decade of Collecting," June 5, 2001–September 4, 2001.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Photographs from the Collection VIII," December 16, 2003–July 20, 2004.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hidden in Plain Sight: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection," May 15, 2007–September 3, 2007.
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