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B.K. I

B.K. I

Artist: Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, born 1962)
Date: 2004
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 10 15/16 × 7 11/16 in. (27.8 × 19.5 cm)
Support: 11 15/16 × 10 in. (30.3 × 25.4 cm)
Mat: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of John Robertshaw III, 2014
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2014.7.5
Description
This photograph presents a view of Orozco’s sculpture Black Kites (graphite on human skull), created in 1997 for the contemporary art festival Documenta X in Kassel, Germany. The organic irregularities of the human skull contrasts with the precise, geometric form imposed upon it by the artist. The obvious wear and yellowing of the skull – having survived a lifetime of use by its inhabitant – also contrasts with the black regularity of the grid the artist attempts to apply over its uneven surface.
Not on view