• South Asian Modern+Contemporar auction at Christies

    Sale 2194

    South Asian Modern+Contemporary Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 557

    JITISH KALLAT (B. 1974)

    Dawn Chorus - 7

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    JITISH KALLAT (B. 1974)
    Dawn Chorus - 7
    signed, titled and dated '2007 Jitish Kallat - Dawn Chorus - 7' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas; two bronze sculptures
    canvas: 95½ x 80 in. (243.7 x 203.4 cm.); bronze sculptures: 7½ x 19¼ x 7 7/8 in. (19 x 49 x 20 cm.) each
    Painted in 2007 (3)


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    Dawn Chorus - 7, part of Jitish Kallat's Dawn Chorus series, reflects the socio-economic disparities in Mumbai. The big, bright smiles of the four boys fill this vibrant painting with life. Kallat brushes over this work with a sense of irony as he depicts Mumbai's young street peddlers and domestic workers as carefree youth. Superimposed on the boy's hair, the tightly-packed cityscapes symbolize the physical and psychological burdens forced on them by the tumultuous nature of the bustling metropolis.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    Jitish Kallat: Unclaimed Baggage, exhibition catalogue, Albion, London, 2007, p. 51 (illustrated)


    Exhibited

    London, Albion, Jitish Kallat: Unclaimed Baggage, October - November 2007


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