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Jitish Kallat
Italics (War Dance)


Jitish Kallat's early works, most frequently canvases of epic proportions like the present lot, are scattered with a wide variety of urban references, both textual and pictorial. The gritty underbelly of Mumbai, the city in which Kallat grew up and continues to live and work, along with elements of his autobiography, provides the backdrop against which many of these billboard-like works are staged.

In these monumental paintings, the...



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  Lot 65 of 65  

SUMMER ART AUCTION
15-16 JUNE 2011

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Jitish Kallat
Italics (War Dance)
Initialed and dated in English (center left), inscribed and dated in English (upper center and upper right)
2002
Mixed media on canvas
89.5 x 178.5 in (227.3 x 453.4 cm)

(Triptych)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly fron the artist
Private Collection, New York

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
subTerrain: Artworks in the Cityfold, House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2003
First Information Report, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, 2002

PUBLISHED:
Jitish Kallat Public Notice 3, The Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011
"Citizen Urban: Always in Transit", Ranjit Hoskote, Art India, Vol. 7, Issue 4, 2002

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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