Afterword (versions of a disappearing act)

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  • Provenance

    Gallery Espace, New Delhi
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New Delhi, Gallery Espace, Narratives of the Self, 27 January - 29 February 2012

  • Catalogue Essay

    From India to Venice
    A Selection of Works by Indian Artists from an Esteemed European Collection


    The following selection of works by artists living and working in India are linked by a mutual theme of exploration into the changing environment in which they are created and the influence of both Eastern and Western culture. Housed in an esteemed European collection, this year Atul Dodiya's and Shilpa Gupta's work has been selected to represent India at the country's second ever appearance on the Western stage of the Venice Biennale.

    Living and working in Mumbai, Jitish Kallat’s works divulge his constant engagement with the concept of time, space, death, cycles of life, our place in the universe and historical nostalgia, moving interchangeably between contemplation of the self and understanding transitory existence within the framework of the eternal. Ageing, distressing and tearing surfaces and elements of his works alludes to these constant musings on time which simultaneously remark upon the unique idiosyncrasies of his home. Dilapidation, degradation, the demolition and reclamation of culture and history are incorporated within Kallat's themes through the artist's perceptive treatment of both subject matter and technique

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Property From An Esteemed European Collection

Afterword (versions of a disappearing act)

signed, titled, inscribed and dated '2010-11 JITISH KALLAT Afterword (Versions of a Vanishing Act) from a set of 14 drgs' on the reverse of the paper elements
wax, oil, acrylic, enamel paint, graphite, ink, tracing paper and paper collage and mixed media on paper, in 14 parts, in glass top table
overall dimensions 75.4 x 164.6 x 190.2 cm (29 5/8 x 64 3/4 x 74 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2010-11.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019