• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    AMJAD ALI TALPUR (B. 1979)


    Price Realised  


    AMJAD ALI TALPUR (B. 1979)
    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

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    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.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

    Pre-Lot Text