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Reena Saini Kallat
Birds of Steel - 6


"'Birds of Steel', 2006, is a set of diptychs juxtaposing fighter planes and colonial-period Indian heraldry…In Reena's paintings, the quaint and exotic coats of arms of princely states such as Baroda, Jaipur, Kishangarh etc, remind us of the power of invention by which a symbol-making elite uses pre-existing cultural materials to suit current political expediencies…The juxtaposition between martial aircraft streaking through an ever-nocturnal...



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  Lot 127 of 130  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2008
3-4 SEPTEMBER 2008

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Reena Saini Kallat
Birds of Steel - 6
Signed and dated in English (verso)
2006
Oil, acrylic and carbon on canvas
19.5 x 79.5 in (49.5 x 201.9 cm)

(Diptych)

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Rainbow of Refuse, Bodhi Art, Mumbai and Singapore, 2006

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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