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    Sale 1975

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    TALHA RATHORE (B. 1969)

    A Hundred Suns III

    Price Realised  


    TALHA RATHORE (B. 1969)
    A Hundred Suns III
    signed and dated in Urdu (lower left)
    gouache and block print on wasli
    12 x 9 in. (30.4 x 22.8 cm.)
    Executed in 2006

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    Talha Rathore incorporates the language of traditional Basholi, Guler and Kishangarh schools of miniature painting in her work and utilizes its techniques and iconography to create startlingly unique and contemporary works. Rathore's works reflect issues of identity, displacement and womanhood. A recent Pakistani immigrant now based in New York, Rathore uses the painstaking technique of traditional miniatures to express her feelings on life in one of the world's most industrialized and contemporary cities, New York. Literally rooting this series of works in the grid-like topography of Manhattan, she uses an actual subway map as the 'canvas' for her paintings.

    In A Hundred Suns III Rathore has again referenced botanical forms that appear split open to reveal hidden layers of the artist's inner core.


    Commissioned by the present owner

    Pre-Lot Text