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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MUMBAI

Sunil Gawde
STILL ALIVE - I
Estimate
15,00,00020,00,000
LOT SOLD. 21,25,000 INR
JUMP TO LOT
51

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MUMBAI

Sunil Gawde
STILL ALIVE - I
Estimate
15,00,00020,00,000
LOT SOLD. 21,25,000 INR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Boundless: India

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Mumbai

Sunil Gawde
B. 1960
STILL ALIVE - I
Cast resin and painted fiberglass
65 ⅝ x 35 ⅜ x 35 ⅜ in. (167 x 90 x 90 cm.)
Executed in 2006

This work is from an edition of 3 + Artist Proof


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Provenance

Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Acquired from the above by the current owner

Exhibited

New Delhi, India Habitat Centre,"blind bulb etc...", Sakshi Gallery, 23 - 30 July 2005

Beijing,  International Science and Technology Centre, China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), 3 - 6 May 2007

Literature

J. Kallat and R. Hoskote, Sunil Gawde, Foundation B&G, Mumbai, 2009, p. 117 – 122

Catalogue Note

"As a sculptor, my interest is in choosing everyday objects and presenting them in magnified form as objects for meditation. Not as functional objects, but as foci that prompt the viewer to reflect on the larger conceptual questions that lie buried under the flow of everyday life. Questions of illumination and blindness to insight, movement and stasis, animate my sculptural work. Household appliances gain symbolic meanings in my works. The common light bulb, the shaving razor and the clock pendulum begin to carry the weight of knowledge, danger and the relentless passing of time." (Fabrice Bousteau, Made by Indians, Paris, 2006, p. 468).

The artist commenting on 3 Blind Bulbs II, 2006, that were exhibited at L'art a la plage, Ramatuelle, France, states "I wanted my three bulbs to look like residue from the sea, to be placed as if they had randomly floated to the shore. What interests me most when I scale up an object is that the same objects which we use and take for granted in normal life suddenly demand our attention, the moment they are magnified to a great size." (ibid. p. 482).

Unlike Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, whose monumental sculptures of everyday objects was born of mirth and playfulness to chisel away at society's solemnity, Sunil Gawde's monumental sculptures are inherently serious.

Boundless: India

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Mumbai