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Gabriel Orozco’s Spume Fin and Spume Stream (both 2003), installed at the Museum of Modern Art
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by Jerry Saltz

Bob Dylan wrote that there are "maybe a thousand kings in the world," and for a time in the nineties, the Mexican-born artist Gabriel Orozco was one of them. Orozco was a primal navigator -- a canny artist who effectively inspected the gap between physicality and immateriality, the micro and the macro, the industrial ready-made and everyday detritus. Few contemporary artists mined the space between the ordinary and the strange better than Orozco did.