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nine silkscreen prints, each print is 13 1/4" x 9"
installation vary, numbered, signed, and dated on reverse
printed by Christian Zickler, Frankfurt; ed. of 15
Jorge Pardo's interest in the peculiar landscape of southern California and the play of modernist forms has resulted in these 135 unique botanical studies. The entire edition was made from twelve silkscreens that have been layered and reconfigured in different colors and combinations. The result is fifteen exquisite portfolios, each comprised of nine monoprints in combinations set by the artist. Because Pardo reconfigured the templates each time a print was pulled, every print -- and thus every portfolio -- is unique. The edition in its entirety was exhibited in "Home Sweet Home" at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen last autumn. Pardo is represented by Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica.
Jorge Pardo, a Cuban-born, Los Angeles-based artist, is widely known for producing artwork that combines elements of sculpture, design, and architecture. In 1998, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles unveiled one of his largest projects to date -- 4166 Sea View Lane, a house in the Mount Washington area of Los Angeles that the artist designed, built, and in which he resides. Pardo's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions around the world, including, "KolnSkulptur 1" in Cologne; "Assuming Positions" at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; "Rooms with a View -- Environments for Videos" at the Guggenheim Soho in New York, and many others.