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Caja vacia de zapatos

Artist:
Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born Jalapa Enriquez, 1962)
Date:
1993
Medium:
Silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
31.8 x 46.4 cm. (12 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.564
Rights and Reproduction:
© Gabriel Orozco
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 by the artist in pencil, on print, verso, BE: "CAJA DE ZAPATOS 1993 GABRIEL OROZCO"
Gabriel Orozco through Marian Goodman Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Photographs from the Collection VIII," December 16, 2003–July 20, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969," June 25, 2013–January 26, 2014.

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