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Subodh Gupta
(1964)

Idol Thief I



“I am the idol thief. I steal from the drama of Hindu life. And from the kitchen – these pots, they are like stolen gods, smuggled out of the country. Hindu kitchens are as important as prayer rooms. These pots are like something sacred, part of important rituals, and I buy them in a market. They think I have a shop, and I let them think it. I get them wholesale” (Subodh Gupta quoted in C. Mooney, “Subodh Gupta: Idol Thief”, Art Review, 17...



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  Lot 56 of 100  

WINTER AUCTION 2010
8-9 DECEMBER 2010

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$253,000
Rs 1,08,79,000

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Subodh Gupta
Idol Thief I

Signed in Devnagari and dated in English (verso)
2005
Oil on canvas
65.5 x 89.5 in (166.4 x 227.3 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


 









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