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The piñanona (scientific nameMonstera deliciosa) is a common plant used for decoration in homes and hotels throughout Mexico. In this canvas, Gabriel Orozco abstracts a composition from the image of a piñanona leaf’s shadow. While Orozco’s earlier paintings tend to focus on geometry and chance variation, here he observes a quotidian natural form, thus blurring the boundaries between the rational and the organic.

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  • Title: Piñanona 1
  • Creator: Gabriel Orozco
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Physical Dimensions: 15 13/16 x 15 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches (40.2 x 40 x 4.4 cm)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Copyright: Gabriel Orozco
  • External Link: Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
  • Medium: Tempera and burnished gold leaf on canvas

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