'Black Skate Kite' by Gabriel Orozco, 2019
Skateboard deck x The Skateroom.
8 x 31 Inches
Screen print on 7-ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood skateboard deck.
Limited Edition of 150 (#65/150)
Hand signed by the artist on front, also hand-numbered.
Comes with hand-numbered and dated COA and ID card with wool carrying case.
ABOUT THE ART
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.