After a Turbulent Couple of Years, Oscar Murillo Hits Reset in London by Going Back to His Roots

An installation view of Oscar Murillo’s show “binary function,” at David Zwirner London, Oct. 10 – Nov. 20, 2015.

Artspace | Mat Smith

The last three years have been a whirlwind for the Colombian artist Oscar Murillo. He graduated from London’s Royal College of Art in 2012, signed to David Zwirner the following year, and subsequently became the subject of heated art world debate when his prices rocketed (in some cases by as much as 3,000 percent). While his prices have since fluctuated, a painting of his earned his fifth-highest price at auction last month when it sold for $374,395 at Christie’s London; just this week, another painting sold for $245,000 in the 20th Century and Contemporary Art day sale at Phillips in New York…

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