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Bharti Kher
The Walls Have Ears (The Private Softness of Skin)


"Everything starts from the home, your journey and your consciousness. We always see the big picture and sometimes there is more to learn from the small one." - BHARTI KHER

Best known for her unusual use of bindis, Bharti Kher's work explores the spaces between belonging and classification. Though she grew up in the United Kingdom and moved to India much later, she resists being identified as a diaspora artist,...



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  Lot 33 of 47  

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

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$69,565
Rs 48,00,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Bharti Kher
The Walls Have Ears (The Private Softness of Skin)
Signed, dated and inscribed 'Bharti Kher 1999/ "The Walls Have Ears"' (on the reverse)
1999
Oil on canvas
59.25 x 79.5 in (150.2 x 201.7 cm)

EXHIBITED
The Private Softness of Skin, Mumbai: Gallery Chemould, 5 - 22 February 2001; New York: Bose Pacia, 14 September - 18 October 2000
Like Animals (Comme des betes), Lausanne: Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts de Lausanne, 28 March - 22 June 2008

PUBLISHED
Peter Nagy, Bharti Kher: The Private Softness of Skin, New York: Bose Pacia Modern, 2000 (illustrated)
Amrita Jhaveri and Priya Jhaveri (ed.), A Guide to 101 Indian Contemporary Artists, Mumbai: India Book House, 2005, p. 121 (illustrated)
Like Animals (Comme des betes), Lausanne: Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts de Lausanne, 2008, p. 210 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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