Gabriel Orozco Black Skate Kite

SKATEROOM

Gabriel Orozco Black Skate Kite

This collaboration elaborates on an image of one of Orozco’s most iconic works — Black Kites (1997) — which was originally conceived for Documenta X shortly after one of Orozco’s lungs collapsed in 1996. The experience of spending a week in the hospital inspired him to create something via “a very slow process.” Over the next few months he covered an entire human skull in a checkerboard grid made of graphite. The work embodies ideas of the memento mori and brings to mind questions of our human fate and mortality.

 

EDITION OF 150
PRODUCED AND NUMBERED BY THE SKATEROOM IN 2019
HAND SIGNED COA BY THE ARTIST

SINGLE SKATEBOARD
THE DECK MEASURES APPROX. 31X8IN (80X20CM)

MADE OF 7 PLY GRADE A CANADIAN MAPLE WOOD
TOP-PRINT INCLUDES PRINTED SIGNATURE OF THE ARTIST
1 WALL MOUNTS INCLUDED PER DECK

Country of Origin
Canada

Gabriel Orozco