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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    AMJAD ALI TALPUR (B. 1979)

    Untitled

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    AMJAD ALI TALPUR (B. 1979)
    Untitled
    signed in Urdu and dated '07' (lower left); signed in Urdu and dated ''07' (lower left)
    gouache on card
    5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.1 cm.) each
    Painted in 2007
    Set of 2


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    Amjad Ali Talpur's works are highly subtle political critiques. This series of miniature works use the format of the puzzle where he depicts mid-level courtiers and officials taken out of context from the famed Mughal Padshanama. These figures, essential to the levers of power are sympathetically rendered as solitary figures manipulated from above in a giant political machine or game.

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