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Oscar Murillo (B. 1986)
gloss paint, enamel, oil and dirt on canvas in artist's frame
72 78 x 99 78in. (185 x 251.2cm.)
Executed in 2011
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

'My studio is a cradle of dust and dirt, of pollution. I don't tidy up at the end of each production process. It's all very much on purpose; it's [a] continuous process, a machine of which I'm the catalyst. Things get moved around, I step on them, and they get contaminated. It's not about leaving traces, it's about letting things mature on their own - like aging cheese or letting a stew cook, they get more flavorful. That's kind of how these paintings are made'
(O. Murillo, quoted in L. Russell, 'Oscar Murillo', BOMB Magazine [, [accessed 28 May 2013]).

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