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Jitish Kallat

Death of Distance

"My art is more like a researcher???s project who uses quotes rather than an essay, with each painting necessitating a bibliography." - JITISH KALLAT

Jitish Kallat draws his subjects from a variety of sources - ranging from the streets to relevant texts or news stories, as seen in the present lot - to comment on contemporary socio-political concerns. Usually comprising several elements and metaphors, his works often need to be...

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  Lot 98 of 106  

9-10 DECEMBER 2019


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Jitish Kallat
Death of Distance

Black lead on fibreglass and lenticular prints
Rupee coin: 63.5 in (161 cm) Diameter
Prints: 17.25 x 22.25 in (46 x 60 cm) (each)

From a limited edition of five plus one artist proof

This installation comprises a rupee coin made of black lead on fibreglass and five lenticular prints.

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, Rutgers University, 12 April - 31 July 2008
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, London: Saatchi Gallery, 29 January - 8 May 2010
Here After Here, New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), 14 January - 14 March 2017

Mark Holborn ed., The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, London: Jonathan Cape, 2009, pp. 182-183, 184-185, 187 (illustrated)
Betty Seid ed., New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2007, pp. 80-81 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture


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