Pajaro XIII is a monumental sculpture on the grounds of University City, the main campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dedicated in 2007, the work was placed just one year after the artist’s death.
Pajaro XIII stands at five meters tall. The artist prodced a series of the same sculpture in the last years of his life. Others in the series are on exhibit at the Cité universitaire in Paris and in the collection of the Reina Sofía, the National Art Museum of Spain. The artist’s other birds are neary ubiquitous in major collections in Europe and the United States.
The work shouldn’t be confused with the other nearby sculptures, most importantly those in the Sculpture Space of the University Culture Center immediately to the south and east. Those of the Ruta de la Amistad begin here, with Germán Cueto’s Hombre corriendo. But that series of works is mostly concentrated at the very south of the CU campus at the intersection of Insurgentes Sur with the Periférico Sur highway.