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Huma Mulji
Arabian Delight


The present lot by Pakistani-born artist Huma Mulji is constructed as an oversized, battered suitcase made from rexine, with a taxidermied camel partially emerging out of it. Rife with symbolism, the work explores Mulji's concerns with the displacement and relocation of cultures. Wryly titled Arabian Delight-a name borrowed from a sweet shop in Lahore-it also addresses Orientalist stereotypes. "...the camel is a rich metaphor; a cliche of...



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  Lot 102 of 120  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
12-13 JUNE 2019

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$28,800
Rs 19,87,200

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Huma Mulji
Arabian Delight
2008
Rexine suitcase, taxidermy camel, metal rods, wood, cotton wool, fabric

Height: 41.25 in (105 cm)
Width: 56.75 in (144 cm)
Depth: 61 in (155 cm)

PROVENANCE
Property from an Important Collection, UK

EXHIBITED
Desperately Seeking Paradise, Pakistan Pavilion at Dubai: Art Dubai, 19 - 22 March 2008
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, London: Saatchi Gallery, 29 January - 7 May 2010
The Great Game: Iran Pavilion, Venice: 56th Venice Biennale, 9 May - 22 November 2015

PUBLISHED
Zehra Jumabhoy, The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, London: Jonathan Cape, 2010, p. 147, 148-149 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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