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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    ANITA DUBE (B. 1958)


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    ANITA DUBE (B. 1958)
    signed, titled and dated 'Anita Dube Offering 2000 5/10' (on the reverse)
    gelatin silver prints (triptych)
    13 x 19 in. (33 x 48.3 cm.) each
    Executed in 2000, edition 9/10 one photograph is edition 5

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    Anita Dube has used the enamel eyes found on Hindu idols to create her sculptures and installations for over ten years. These eyes are the last attribute to be placed on a sculpture of a Hindu god and the sculpture is only considered alive once this final piece has been placed. The artist states, "I found that when you have a cluster of them [eyes] they carry the energy and charge of crowds of people. The sense of being in crowded places even messy dirty places, an attraction to the violent energy present in these situations, which is either revolutionary or fascist, is the reason I continue to explore this material." (Interview with Peter Nagy, iCON/India Contemporary, at the Venice Biennale 2005; Bose Pacia, New York, 2005 p. 23)

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    Anita Dube Illegal, exhibition catalogue, Bose Pacia and Nature Morte, New York, New Delhi, 2005, illustrated, unpaginated
    iCON/India Contemporary, Bose Pacia, New York, 2005, illustrated, p. 25


    New Delhi, Nature Morte, Anita Dube Illegal, March-April 2005
    New York, Bose Pacia, Anita Dube Illegal, May-June 2005
    Venice, iCON/India Contemporary at the Venice Biennale, 2005
    Mumbai, Bombay Art Gallery, Noor...etc. Photographs by Anita Dube, November 2005