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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    JUSTIN PONMANY (B. 1974)

    Last Straw

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    JUSTIN PONMANY (B. 1974)
    Last Straw
    titled, dated and inscribed 'Last Straw 2005 31" x 60"' (on the reverse)
    mixed media on paper
    31 x 59 5/8 in. (78.7 x 151.2 cm.)
    Executed in 2005


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    Justin Ponmany finds subject matter in the detritus, gutters and alleyways of life in Mumbai. Concerned with the brute Darwinian quality of life in a megalopolis, Ponmany composes his paintings based on photographs of people and places that he either extracts from the media or crafts himself. His tools are often industrial; the artist infects his surfaces with plastic, resin, printer's ink, salt and holograms to create his stylistic effects.