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Reena Saini Kallat
Untitled (Sword Swallower)


The present lot belongs to a suite of works created by Reena Saini Kallat in 2004-05. Collectively titled Sword Swallower, each is an assemblage of six panels arranged vertically on a wooden base, reminiscent of memorial columns. The first panel is a larger portrait of ordinary people - here, a schoolgirl - below which are a series of colourful visuals, structured almost like a comic strip, which "may be read as scans of a revealed...



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  Lot 20 of 47  

CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART: A SELECTION FROM THE AMAYA COLLECTION
4-5 DECEMBER 2018

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$7,500
Rs 5,17,500

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Reena Saini Kallat
Untitled (Sword Swallower)
2004
Acrylic on paper pasted on board
72.25 x 22 in (183.2 x 55.8 cm)

This work comparises six panels with top panel measuring 28 x 22 in (71.1 x 55.8 cm) and remaining panels measuring 7.75 x 22 in (19.7 x 55.8 cm)

EXHIBITED
Black Flute, Mumbai: Gallery Chemould, 8 - 23 October 2004
Black Flute (And Other Stories), New Delhi: Nature Morte, 22 January - 1 February 2005
India Express: Sacred and Popular Culture, Helsinki: Art Museum Tennis Palace, 2 March - 30 July 2006
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago: Chicago Cultural Centre, 21 July - 23 September 2007; Salina: Salina Art Center, 5 January - 16 March 2008; New Brunswick: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 12 April - 31 July 2008

PUBLISHED
Reena Saini Kallat, Mumbai: Gallery Chemould and New Delhi: Nature Morte, 2005 (illustrated)
Reena Saini Kallat: Rainbow of Refuse, Mumbai and Singapore: Bodhi Art, 2006, p. 10 (installation view)
Erja Pusa, Jyotindra Jain, Amrit Gangar, Peter Nagy, Sointu Fritze eds., India Express: Sacred and Popular Culture, Helsinki: Helsinki City Art Museum, 2006, p. 107 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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