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Ashim Purkayastha
(1967)

Face to Face



Born into a Bengali Assamese family, Ashim Purkayastha is familiar with political divisiveness and violence. Concerned with issues of identity and marginalization, he uses iconic symbols of the Republic to communicate his dissent of the state and its actions, particularly in North Eastern India.

In the present lot, a large-format canvas, Purkayastha defaces an Indian revenue stamp to raise questions about power and responsibility....



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  Lot 25 of 85  

SUMMER AUCTION 2009
10-11 JUNE 2009

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Ashim Purkayastha
Face to Face

Mixed media on canvas
71.5 x 53.5 in (181.6 x 135.9 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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