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Prospect recommends: Gabriel Orozco

By Emma Crichton-Miller  

Deep winter is a bad time for grand openings, but New York, bracing and beautiful at new year, has come up trumps. Gabriel Orozco is a genius who transforms whatever he happens upon—a Citroën car, a ball of Plasticine, an entire whale skeleton, a billiard table, his own unmatched socks—into something surprising. The Museum of Modern Art gave this Mexican artist his first solo museum show in 1993.

Now it is offering a mid-career retrospective, which promises to be an international phenomenon of…

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