Subodh Gupta - Under the Influence New York Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sale: New York, Sotheby's, Indian Contemporary Art, September 22, 2006, lot 43

  • Exhibited

    London, Frieze Art Fair, Art & Public, 2005

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I am the idol thief. I steal from the drama of Hindu life. And from the kitchen - these pots, they are like stolen gods, smuggled out of the country. Hindu kitchens are as important as prayer rooms. These pots are like something sacred, part of important rituals, and I buy them in a market. They think I have a shop, and I let them think it. I get them wholesale."
    (Gupta quoted in C. Mooney, 'Subodh Gupta: Idol Thief', ArtReview, 17 December 2007, p. 57).


Feast for Hundred and Eight Gods 1

Stainless steel utensils.
49 x 30 x 28 in. (124.5 x 76.2 x 71.1 cm).
This work is from an edition of three.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $86,500

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Under the Influence

8 March 2011
New York