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Subodh Gupta
Hungry God


Subodh Gupta creates irony and awe by turning everyday objects used in domestic spaces into works of art. The present lot is a monumental wave of stacked utensils, in which Gupta plays with scale and meaning. Hungry God "...is made up of a vast number of stainless-steel kitchen utensils stacked in a mound, at an awe-inspiring scale, as a quasi-religious offering. Gupta likens the modern-day kitchen to a secular temple and its implements...



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  Lot 38 of 76  

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

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Subodh Gupta
Hungry God
2005 - 2006
Stainless steel
Height: 104 in (264.1 cm)
Width: 196 in (497.4 cm)
Depth: 83 in (210.8 cm)

PROVENANCE
Nature Morte, New Delhi
Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Private Collection, USA
Saffronart, 13-14 June 2018, lot 129
Property from an Eminent South East Asian Collection

EXHIBITED
Hungry God, New Delhi: Gallery Nature Morte, 1 - 25 February 2006
Urban Manners 2: Contemporary Artists from India, S??o Paulo: SESC Pompeia, 2010
Beyond Limits, Derbyshire: Chatsworth House, 13 September - 31 October 2010
Subodh Gupta: Everyday Divine, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 13 May - 16 November 2016

PUBLISHED
Urban Manners 2: Contemporary Artists from India, S??o Paulo: SESC Pompeia, 2010, p. 19 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Still Life


 









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