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Steve McCurry
TAJ AND TRAIN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT
69
Steve McCurry
TAJ AND TRAIN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

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New York

Steve McCurry
B. 1950
TAJ AND TRAIN
Signed 'Steve McCurry' on reverse 
Edition 4/15
Digital C-Print on Fuji Crystal Paper
Sheet size: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.); Image size: 36 ⅞ x 24 ⅝ in. (93.6 x 62.5 cm.)
Printed in 1983
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist in 2014 

Catalogue Note

“By chance I was walking down the track from Agra Station. I could see the Taj [Mahal] in the background of this enormous railyard, so I waited, and suddenly they started moving these steam locomotives in front of it. You can feel the continuity between past and present.” (Steve McCurry quoted in ‘Go Behind the Lens with Steve McCurry’, Rubin Museum, 17 December 2015, http://rubinmuseum.org/blog/go-behind-the-lens-with-steve-mccurry)

In 1983, his mind filled with stories from Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), McCurry began his epic journey across India by rail, a trip which spawned his Rail series. The current work, Taj and Train, in which a symbol of colonial industrialization is contrasted with the seventeenth-century Mughal mausoleum, perfectly captures the juxtaposition between tradition and modernity that McCurry sought in his photographs of India.

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art

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New York