lunes, 28 de febrero de 2011
domingo, 27 de febrero de 2011
On May 14th, Bonhams will auction Steve McQueen’s iconic 1971 Husqvarna 400 cross motorcycle– along with various racing trophies won by the “King of cool” himself. What’s that? Husky who?With its signature red and chrome glistening gas tank, the Husqvarna (or “Husky” as it’s affectionately known) was a stunning beauty of a bike, and a mud-slinging beast on the American motocross circuit. Back in the 1960s, the increasingly popular sport of American motocross was bogged down by clumsily modified (not to mention heavy) Harley-Davidson, Triumph & BSA road bikes
Damian Ortega, in Cosmic Thing (2002), one of his most celebrated works disassembled a Volkswagen Beetle car and re-composed it piece by piece, suspended from wire in mid-air, in the manner of a mechanic’s instruction manual. The result was both a diagram and a fragmented object that offered a new way of seeing the “people’s car” first developed in Nazi Germany an later produced en masse in his native Mexico.
Damián Ortega was born in 1967 in Mexico City and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Damian Ortega, en "Objeto Cosmico" (2002), una de sus mas celebradas obras, descompone un Volkswagen Escarabajo y lo reconstruye pieza a pieza suspendiendolas en el aire colgadas de sirgas obteniendo una imagen similar a los manuales mecánicos. El resultado es una nueva forma de ver el "coche del pueblo" desarrollado inicialmente por la Alemania Nazi y producido en serie en Mejico.
Damian Ortega nacio en 1967 en ka Ciudad de Méjico y actualmente vive y trabaja en Berlin.