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Surendran Nair
I Beg Your Pardon: The Scorpion Act II - An Actor Meditating on a Character of an Imaginary Play


One of the 'theatrical' devices that Surendran Nair appropriates in his paintings to convey his complex messages about identity and society, and to actively engage with the viewer, is the figure of the actor. As Ranjit Hoskote understands it, "Nair regards painting as no less interactive a medium than the installation or the digital interface: a coded yet inviting communication around which artist and viewer choreograph a productive dialogue....



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  Lot 33 of 67  

CONTEMPORARY DAY SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
12 FEBRUARY 2015

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Winning Bid
Rs 16,80,000
$27,541

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Surendran Nair
I Beg Your Pardon: The Scorpion Act II - An Actor Meditating on a Character of an Imaginary Play
Signed and dated in English (verso)
2002
Oil on canvas
70.5 x 46 in (179.1 x 116.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist
Private Collection, New York

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Under the Skin of Simulation, The Fine Art Resource, Berlin, 2003

PUBLISHED:
Itinerant Mythologies, Ranjit Hoskote, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2009

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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