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Surendran Nair
Hopscotch (Cuckoonebulopolis)


The present lot is part of Surendran Nair's long standing Cuckoonebulopolis series that he has worked on since the early 2000s. Borrowing the term from The Birds, a comedy by 4th century BC Greek playwright Aristophanes, the works in this series reference CloudCuckooLand - a utopian city built by birds - and the modern interpretation of the term as a romantic notion of idealism.

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  Lot 74 of 76  

ALIVE: EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
17 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Winning Bid
Rs 36,00,000
$49,315

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Surendran Nair
Hopscotch (Cuckoonebulopolis)
Inscribed, signed and dated 'SURENDRAN NAIR/ Surendran/ HOPSCOTCH (CUCKOONEBULOPOLIS) - 2002' (on the reverse)
2002
Oil on canvas
70.75 x 70.75 in (180 x 180 cm)

PROVENANCE
Saffronart, 16-17 March 2011, lot 63
Saffronart, 18-19 June 2014, lot 98
Acquired from the above

Category: Painting
Style: Unknown


 









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