Lot 615
  • 615

SUBODH GUPTA | Vehicle for the Seven Seas

50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • Subodh Gupta
  • 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.


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


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


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

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated November 22th, 2005.