Shilpa Gupta - 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

    Mumbai, Chemould Prescott Road, Shilpa Gupta: Someone Else, 21 January - 16 February 2012 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Asia Society Hong Kong Center; Singapore, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, 22 February 2013 - 20 July 2014, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Houston, The Menil Collection; Geneva, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, 2 October 2014 - 3 January 2016, pp. 128-129 and 349 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p.128)
    Dubai, Ishara Art Foundation, Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place, 18 March - 13 July 2019 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Gayatri Rangachari Shah, 'Indian Artist Highlights the Absurdities of Our Time', The New York Times, 11 June 2013 (another example illustrated)
    Shai Venkatraman, 'Articulating everyday phenomenon: The distance of a shout', The Express Tribune, 18 August 2013 (another example illustrated)

  • 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.

    Working across multiple mediums Shilpa Gupta’s oeuvre addresses a wide variety of subjects such as the psyche, society and politics, verbalizing their stifled contents. Her work has been featured at major international institutions, including Tate Modern, London, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the artist has represented India as part of the 56th and current 58th Venice Biennale. 01: 14.9 powerfully illustrates the fraught West, Northwest border between India and Pakistan: 1188.5 miles, as updated on 31 December 2007 depicted with a ratio of 1 to 14.9. Gupta winds 80 miles of thread into an ivory delicate oval egg shape, highlighting the fragility of fear, threat, paranoia and religious prejudices. An edition of this work is owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and a further edition belongs to the Menil Collection, Houston.

Property From An Esteemed European Collection



stamped with the title and inscribed '1 : 14. 9 1188.5 MILES OF FENCED BORDER - WEST, NORTH-WEST DATE UPDATE: DEC 31, 2007' on brass plaque
hand-wound thread and brass plaque under a glass vitrine on wooden stand
155.2 x 55.6 x 50.5 cm (61 1/8 x 21 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2011-12, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £22,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019