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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 26 of 70  

ALIVE CONTEMPORARY DAY SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
15 FEBRUARY 2014

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Winning Bid
Rs 15,60,000
$25,574

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


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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