615
615
Subodh Gupta
VEHICLE FOR THE SEVEN SEAS
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
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615
Subodh Gupta
VEHICLE FOR THE SEVEN SEAS
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 137,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Subodh Gupta
B. 1964
VEHICLE FOR THE SEVEN SEAS
bronze with gold patina and aluminum
smallest: 7 3/4 by 22 by 19 1/2 in. 19.7 by 55.9 by 49.5 cm.
largest: 35 3/8 by 21 7/8 by 31 1/4 in. 89.9 by 55.6 by 79.4 cm.; installation dimensions variable
Executed in 2004, this work is number 2 from an edition of 2, plus 1 artist's proof. 
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated November 22th, 2005.

Provenance

Galerie In Situ, Paris
Private Collection
Artcurial, Paris, 3 April 2008, Lot 43
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Nature Morte, New Delhi, Saat Samunder Paar: Subodh Gupta, December 2003 - January 2004 (another example exhibited)

Literature

Peter Nagy, Subodh Gupta, New Delhi 2000, pp. 28-29, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"The plane was filled with Indians, my people, migrant workers from India...I began to get talking to the passengers who were tailors and taxi drivers and construction laborers...I asked them what was inside. It turned out that the contents were quite ordinary, their everyday belongings plus a few clothes for their children, perhaps a little jewelry for their wives. But these parcels seemed to me to be themselves like jewelry and so I started working on them."

Subodh Gupta

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