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Arpita Singh
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"Arpita Singh has pushed the visual lexicon of the middle-aged woman further than almost any other woman artist. The anomaly between the aging body and the residue of desire, between the ordinary and the divine and the threat of the violent fluxes of the impinging external world gives her work its piquancy and edge. At the same time she critiques the miasma of urban Indian life with suggestive symbols of violence that impinge on the sphere...



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  Lot 86 of 138  

THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2016

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$15,252
Rs 10,37,136

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Arpita Singh
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Signed and dated 'ARPITA SINGH 2003' (lower right)
2003
Watercolour on paper pasted on board
21.75 x 32 in (55.4 x 81.1 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, 19 March 2009, lot 1024
Private Collection, Maharashtra

EXHIBITED:
Picture Postcard 2003 - 2006, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 11 November - 16 December 2006
Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture, Waltham: Women's Studies Research Centre, Brandeis University, 2 October - 14 December 2007
Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelly and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 15 March - 15 May 2011; Trenton: The College of New Jersey, 19 October - 16 December 2012

PUBLISHED:
Ella Datta ed., Picture Postcard 2003 - 2006, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2006, p. 17 (illustrated)
R Brown, Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Collection of Shelly and Donald Rubin, Atlanta: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2010, p. 117 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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