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Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962)
Spume 7
polyurethane foam
33½ x 61 x 38in. (85 x 155 x 96.5cm.)
Executed in 2003
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Private Collection, UK.
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Please note this lot will be transferred to Cadogan Tate at the close of sale. Free storage until the fifth Friday after the sale still applies.

Lot Essay

‘Hanging a piece always talks about gravity. In the Spumes (2002) I used liquid styrofoam. You cannot touch it with your hands. It is toxic. So I made what you call recipients, latex sheets that acted like recipients, almost like hammocks, into which we poured the liquid Styrofoam. As it was receiving the rolling liquid latex, I was also controlling it as it moved, like a river flowing. I was playing with the timing. Then I did it again. What happened to the liquid involved a kind of topography. It had a lot to do with time, like lava. You can see the trace of time’ (G. Orozco, quoted in, B. Fer, ‘Crazy about Saturn: Gabriel Orozco Interviewed by Briony Fer’, in October Files 9: Gabriel Orozco, Cambridge and London 2009, p. 167 and 169).

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