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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    CHINTAN UPADHYAY (B. 1972)

    New Breed Hybrid

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    CHINTAN UPADHYAY (B. 1972)
    New Breed Hybrid
    signed, dated and inscribed ' Chintan 2004 'New Breed Hybrid' CHINTAN UPADHYAY UNLIMITED oil and acrylic on canvas 3' x 4' (on the reverse)
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    48 x 36 in. (119.9 x 91.4 cm.)
    Painted in 2004


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    Chintan's mannequin-like figure, texture-mapped with Rajasthani miniature-style-images, stems from the losses of identity, cultural specificity and ethnicity resulting from globalization. The nude female figure floats within a field of flat color marked only by a shadow of a different figure poised behind her. Through his computer-generated image the artist addresses the nexus between homogenization and hybridization that is rampant in modern-day society.

    Provenance

    Ashish Balram Nagpal Gallery, Mumbai, 2004


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Indian Collection