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Before the Plunge

Before the Plunge

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Acrylic on canvas

1991

60 x 66 in. (152.3 x 167.5 cm.)

Signed in Devanagari and inscribed 'NAME. SUBODH GUPTA / MEDIUM. ACRYLIC ON CANVAS / TITLE. BEFORE THE PLUNGE/ YEAR. 1991 JULY.' on reverse



'Flexibility in Subodh Gupta's [paintings] allows for poetic metaphor; the polarities of passive and aggressive, personal and impersonal, demand comparison but imply co-existence and this typifies the Indian way, even if at times things appear absurd or obsolete. Often absurdities carry practicalities... Practicalities dilute down the line to form cultural norms, intrinsic values, habits, traditions, rituals (and vice-versa) ...Gupta's attempt to reconcile himself with this duality forces him to confront existing norms and standards in a somewhat eclectic way. The work jumps backwards and forwards, collecting from the sacred and secular data that attracts him.'


(Bharti Kher, Grey Zones, exhibition catalogue, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi, 1995, p. 6)

Condition:

The colours of the original are similar to the catalogue illustration. Overall good condition.

About The Artist:

SUBODH GUPTA (b. 1964)

AUCTION
₹ 800,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 80 in The Fine Art Sale including Classical Paintings (M0029)
AUCTION DATE: Jan 21, 2021 at 6:30pm IST

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