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Surendran Nair
(1956)

Mohini: An Actor at Rehearsal, (Epiphany) Cuckoonebulopolis



The present lot is a part of Surendran Nair’s long-standing series titled Cuckoonebulopolis that he has worked on since the end of 1999. The term is borrowed from The Birds, a comedy by 4th century BC Greek playwright Aristophanes. “The city of birds is an oblique reference to the quest for utopia. Titles and subtitles, with references ranging over European literature and Sanskrit poetry, beckon interpretation.” (Amrita Jhaveri,...



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  Lot 150 of 160  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
6-7 APRIL 2022

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$54,000
Rs 40,50,000

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Surendran Nair
Mohini: An Actor at Rehearsal, (Epiphany) Cuckoonebulopolis

Inscribed, dated and signed 'Mohini: An Actor at Rehearsal (Epiphany) Cuckoonebulopolis (2014/15)/ Surendran' (on the reverse)
2014 - 2015
Oil on canvas
82.75 x 59 in (210.3 x 150 cm)

PROVENANCE
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
An Important Private Collection, Hyderabad

EXHIBITED
Spatial Arrangements of Colours, Lines, Forms and Desires, Mumbai: Sakshi Gallery, 17 April - 30 May 2015

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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