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Arpita Singh
31 Days of December


Arpita Singh often explored issues of communal violence that underpin urban India, by juxtaposing images of people with everyday objects, weaving fragments of stories together. 31 Days of December sets a solemn figure against a backdrop of the days of the month, scrawled anachronistically across the canvas. Eyes shut, head bent and fingers interlocked, he appears to be in prayer, or in mourning. Above him is a plane: a motif that appears...



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  Lot 36 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
8-9 JUNE 2016

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$51,000
Rs 33,66,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Arpita Singh
31 Days of December
Signed and dated 'ARPITA SINGH 98' (lower left) and inscribed '31 Days of December 1998' (upper right)
1998
Oil on canvas
48 x 24 in (121.9 x 61 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's New York, 17 October 2001, lot 281
Saffronart, 6 December 2006, lot 20
Christie's New York, 23 March 2010, lot 53
Saffronart, 18-19 January 2012, lot 25

EXHIBITED:
Harmony Show, Mumbai: Nehru Centre, 1999

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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