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Debanjan Roy
India Shining I (Gandhi and the Laptop)


Debanjan Roy is a multi-disciplinary artist who is known for examining political and social issues and observations through his sculptures of Mahatma Gandhi. Born in 1975, Roy received his education in visual arts from the Rabindra Bharati University in Shantiniketan.
Roy’s body of work is primarily celebrated for his use of figurative sculpture to express himself and his views on contemporary issues. He works with a range of materials,...



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  Lot 62 of 130  

AUTUMN AUCTION 2008
3-4 SEPTEMBER 2008

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Debanjan Roy
India Shining I (Gandhi and the Laptop)
Signed and dated in English (inside hollow of sculpture)
2007
Painted fiberglass with mattress and bolster
28.5 x 38.5 x 44.5 in (72.4 x 97.8 x 113 cm)

This is second of a limited edition of five

This work comprises four parts:
1) A figure made of fibreglass measuring 37 x 30 x 27 inches which is seated on the mattress
2) A laptop made of fibreglass measuring 9.5 x 13.5 x 9 inches that is placed on the figure`s lap
3) A bolster measuring 20 x 9 x 9 inches placed behind the figure
4) A mattress measuring 43 x 38 x 2.5 inches

Illustrated are two views of the sculpture

EXHBITED:
Who Knew? Mr. Gandhi, Aicon Gallery, London, 2008

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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