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Surendran Nair
Elysium (Cuckoonebulopolis)


Surendran Nair's ongoing suite of works, Cuckoonebulopolis, takes its name from the ideal world between heaven and earth that the Greek playwright Aristophanes first imagined in his satire, 'Birds'. Negotiating the tumultuous relationship between the ideal and the real, Nair creates a charged space on his canvases for his socio-political commentary. He explains, "Though the basic premise of imagining a utopia fascinates me, in the sense that it...



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  Lot 20 of 65  

SUMMER ART AUCTION
15-16 JUNE 2011

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Surendran Nair
Elysium (Cuckoonebulopolis)
Signed and dated in English (verso)
2008
Oil on canvas
47 x 35.5 in (119.4 x 90.2 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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