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Cast posthumously circa 2000s from original maquette as per the artist's process by the artist's estate
Egg Bird was originally conceived as a sculpture in marble as well as bronze. Its marble version was executed and displayed during Das Gupta’s one-man show held at the Taj Art Gallery in the Taj Mahal Palace in Bombay in January of 1975. Egg Bird in its bronze form mimics the aesthetic of the marble version and still succeeds in translating his vision – this piece was made to withstand the elements, and like many of his works would have been intended to be scale models, to be re-cast at some point as a much grander outdoor installation that would have survived as an enduring symbol of Das Gupta’s psychologically engaging life’s work. Das Gupta explained that, “The egg is the embryonic stage of life. I visualised the theme of an egg from the womb of a white marble block to be hewn out and released into this world of woe and misery, corruption and deceit.” (P. Das Gupta, Prodosh Das Gupta: Sculptures & Drawings, Ed. V. K. Jain, Kumar Gallery (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2008, p.82).
As one of India’s most important sculptors, Das Gupta was constantly trying to bridge the gap between tradition and modernity, and how to present tradition in its most contemporary form.
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