Nalini Malani - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Lelong, Nalini Malani: Cassandra, 15 May - 10 July 2009, no. 10 and 7, p. 56 (illustrated)
    Mumbai, Chemould Gallery, Splitting the Other, 1 - 30 November 2010

  • 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.

    Alluding to a multitude of cultural references from both East and West throughout her oeuvre, and clearly evident in Time and Warriors & Green Worm, Nalini Malani refers to both Greek and Indian ancient mythology amalgamated with contemporary symbols and imagery. This exploration culminates in works that strongly condemn contemporary violence and injustice. Malani’s work is currently on view in the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, and it was the subject of a retrospective at the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, earlier this year. She has been announced as the winner of the Joan Miró Prize 2019 with a solo show set to open at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in 2020.

Property From An Esteemed European Collection


Two works: (i) Time; (ii) Warriors & Green Worm

i) signed and dated 'N. Malani 09' lower right
ii) signed and dated 'N. Malani 09' lower left

both acrylic, ink and enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet, in artist's frame
i) diameter 54.2 cm (21 3/8 in.)
ii) diameter 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.)

Both executed in 2009.

£15,000 - 20,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019