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  • Provenance

    Nature Morte, New Dehli

  • Catalogue Essay

    Socially conscious and unabashedly partisan, the artistic duo, Jiten Thukral and Samir Tagra, address ideas of brand and commercialism through a wide variety of stylistic themes and materials. Pulling from pop culture, history, street life, and mass media the artists meld their respective educations in art history and graphic design to create abody of work which incorporates, painting, sculpture, installation, video and sound.Working in a meticulous photo-realistic painting style,Thukral &Tagra create surrealistic landscapes which both quote from and aesthetically surpass the slick product advertisements and commercials which have come to epitomizethe visual landscape of our century.
    The commercial and applied work of Thukral &Tagra is often presented under the moniker of Bosedk Designs. Bosedk, which is an Anglicization of a pejorative Punjabi term, brings obscenity into the pristine walls of the art gallery and simultaneously ‘brands' the artworks, deliberately and ironically commercializing their oeuvre.The brand of BosedK extends into all facets of their work from design and retail commissions to paintings, sculptures, wallpaper and installations. According to Curator and Gallery Director, Peter Nagy, "the production of Thukral &Tagra strives for a rootless cosmopolitanism, an instigation to infect all manner of communication with an unexpected sparkle, in the process making life more marvelous."
     

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Weekend Bonanza-3

2008
Oil and acrylic on canvas in three parts.
Overall: 183 x 488 cm. (72 x 192 in).
Signed, titled and dated ‘Thukral &Tagra Weekend Bonanza August/September 2008' on the reverse of the first panel.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £67,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 Feb 2009, 7pm
London