Gabriel Orozco “ Black Feather “

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Gabriel Orozco “ Black Feather “

+ Boomerang made from aircraft-grade birch
+ Individually silkscreened on the front
+ Laser-etched on the back
+ Limited run of 1000
+ Includes limited run fold-out poster
+ Made in the USA
+ Released spring 2015

Visual artist Gabriel Orozco, known for his investigations into circularity, cycles, rotation, spinning, and movement, Orozco is, perhaps not surprisingly, also an avid boomerang thrower.  His issue fuses his art and his sport by taking the form of a wooden boomerang.   

Orozco’s sleek, black, lightweight design, aptly named “Black Feather”, is based on a design by the late German thrower, Volker Behrens.  According to Orozco, “New boomerangs are usually based on other boomerang designs, in a kind of evolving generational fashion.”   

Gabriel Orozco was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. He was educated at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas between 1981 and 1984 and at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid between 1986 and 1987. Orozco gained his reputation in the early 1990s with his exploration of drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. His work has since been widely exhibited internationally. Most recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2012), the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2013), the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2013) and the Moderna Museet, Sweden (2014). An important retrospective of the artist’s work traveled from the Museum of Modern Art, New York to the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Tate Modern, London (2009-2011). Orozco has participated in the Venice Biennale three times and Documenta X and XI.