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Tallur L N

a) Dinosaur Egg; b) Export Design; c) Barter System

L.N. Tallur was born in 1971 in Koteswara, a small village in Southern India. Over several years of exposure and experimentation, the artist developed a truly unique idiom, where each piece is complex and physically diverse. The time that the artist spent at the Maharaja Sayyajirao University of Baroda and Leeds Metropolitan University deepened his understanding and manipulation of material, encouraged his engagement with symbolic ambiguity, and...

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  Lot 33 of 140  

24-25 SEPTEMBER 2013


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Tallur L N
a) Dinosaur Egg; b) Export Design; c) Barter System

Mixed media and wood
a) 39 x 12.5 x 15 in (99 x 31.7 x 38.1 cm)
b) 11 x 12.5 x 13.5 in (27.9 x 31.7 x 34.3 cm) and 5.5 x 9 in (13.97 x 22.8 cm)
c) 16.5 x 30.5 x 13.5 in (61.9 x 77.4 x 34.3 cm) and 7 x 9.5 in (17.7 x 24.1 cm)

This Lot consists of three installations that are placed in close proximity to each other
a) Dinosaur Egg consists of a tall office cabinet that gradually reveals a story as we open each of the three drawers starting with a chicken egg, a fried egg and ending with text carved in stone stating, " TEMPORARILY REMOVED FOR RESTORATION"
b) Export Design consists of a cabinet and stool. Centered on the inhuman business of kidney racketeering, this installation also references the export of butterflies and fur for experiments. The inner drawer of the cabinet reveals a kidney carved by wood cut method; the deliberate use of sharp tools underlining the violence of such a ‘business’
c) Barter System includes a low cabinet with a stool. Intended as an experiment and its result, the work encourages active experimentation on the part of the viewer, who can see the result of their engagement through a viewfinder

Acquired directly from the artist, 1999

1999 Emerging Artist Award, Bose Pacia, New York, 1999

Category: Installation
Style: Figurative


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