Lost Line

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Lost Line

Mexico, 1993-1996
Sculpture
Plasticine and cotton string
19 in. (48.26 cm)
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation (AC1996.109.1)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Impermanence is a central aspect of much of Gabriel Orozco's art. Some of his works are made of objects found on the street, which the artist reconfigures and then records in still photo- graphs....
Impermanence is a central aspect of much of Gabriel Orozco's art. Some of his works are made of objects found on the street, which the artist reconfigures and then records in still photo- graphs. Lost Line, in contrast, is a continuously shifting form. Made of platicine, a type of clay that cannot be baked, and interlayered with wound string, this sculpture—both repellant and alluring—will subtly change over time. (Ilona Katzew, 2008)
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