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N S Harsha
Mama My Kite is Still Flying (Charming Nation)


"I am not sure if an artist can consciously work out a balance between tradition and modernity." - N S HARSHA

Part of a series of twelve paintings titled Charming Nation that N S Harsha created between 2004 and 2006, the present lot is a commentary on how traditional tropes of Indian culture are at odds with rapid globalisation. Harsha composed each painting in this series as a scene in a play being enacted on stage,...



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  Lot 22 of 47  

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

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$26,087
Rs 18,00,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

N S Harsha
Mama My Kite is Still Flying (Charming Nation)
Signed and dated 'Harsha 06' (upper right and on the reverse)
2006
Acrylic on canvas
37.75 x 37.75 in (96.2 x 96.1 cm)

EXHIBITED
Charming Nation: Paintings by N S Harsha, Bangalore: Max Mueller Bhavan, 2006; Mumbai: Gallery Chemould, 8 December 2006 - 7 January 2007
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago: Chicago Cultural Center, 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
India Moderna, Valencia: Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM), 11 December 2008 - 15 February 2009
N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey, Tokyo: Mori Art Museum, 4 February - 11 June 2017

PUBLISHED
Betty Seid, Johan Pijnappel eds., New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 2007, p. 73 (illustrated)
Deepak Ananth, Geeta Kapur, John Falconer, Juan Guardiola, K G Subramanyan, R Siva Kumar, India Moderna, Valencia: Casa Asia - Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM), 2008 (illustrated)
Kataoka Mami, Sasaki Hitomi, Shimasaki Yoshinobu eds., N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey, Tokyo: Mori Art Museum, 2017, p. 87 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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