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Subodh Gupta
(1964)

Untitled



India`s ubiquitous stainless steel kitchen utensils have long fascinated Subodh Gupta. Emblematic of the unique path India has taken in its journey towards globalization, and the distinctive place it will always have in the modern world, these plates and vessels take on several layers of meaning in Gupta`s paintings, sculptures and installations. Ideal symbols for his concern with objective value, these plates and bowls also...

India`s ubiquitous stainless steel kitchen utensils have long fascinated Subodh Gupta. Emblematic of the unique path India has taken in its journey towards globalization, and the distinctive place it will always have in the modern world, these plates and vessels take on several layers of meaning in Gupta`s paintings, sculptures and installations. Ideal symbols for his concern with objective value, these plates and bowls also become vehicles for the artist`s comments on mass taste and the values of material production and consumption.

“Swinging from significant information to seemingly ordinary motifs, Gupta`s constructions weave highly eccentric imaginings with public myths and rituals. Drawing mainly from everyday objects and scenarios, his aesthetic delineates the complex inter-relations of India`s urban and rural communities. It shows the effects of consumerism and the modernization of traditional Indian society. Taking an ironic swipe at Capitalism`s materialist ethic, Gupta nonetheless portrays the social and economic aspirations of rural and urban Indians with an affectionate compassion” (Paths of Progression, Saffronart and Bodhi Art, 2005).



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  Lot 70 of 135  

SPRING AUCTION 2007
7-8 MARCH 2007

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Winning Bid
$173,837
Rs 74,75,001

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Subodh Gupta
Untitled

Signed in Devnagari and dated in English (verso)
2005
Oil on canvas
66 x 90 in (167.6 x 228.6 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


 









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