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Jitish Kallat
Super Boy Proceed Slowly


Jitish Kallat's early works, often large-scale canvases, explore a range of urban references. The gritty underbelly of Mumbai, which the artist calls home, along with self-portraits and autobiographical elements, provide the backdrop for many of these billboard-style works. In the present lot, the foreground is almost entirely covered with a looming image of Kallat; upon closer inspection, however, one finds that the margins of the canvas...



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Jitish Kallat
Super Boy Proceed Slowly
Dated twice and inscribed 'copyright 1998 JITISH KALLAT/ ANOTHER EXPEDITION PICTURE/ (FROM MY DIARY OF POLITE DEPARTURES)/ (SUPERBOY PROCEED SLOWLY) 98' (lower right), inscribed, dated and initialled 'ANOTHER EXPEDITION PICTURE - (F.M.B.O.P.D) - JK 98' (upper left)
1998
Mixed media on canvas
67.5 x 91.5 in (171.4 x 232.4 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, New York, 20 September 2006, lot 161
Saffronart, 11-12 March 2009, lot 59

EXHIBITED
Apostrophe, presented by Mumbai: Gallery Chemould at New Delhi: India Habitat Centre, 1998

PUBLISHED
Jitish Kallat, Apostrophe, Mumbai: Gallery Chemould, 1998 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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