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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    HG Arunkumar (b. 1968)

    Toys: Airplane - Car - Sprung Ball

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    HG Arunkumar (b. 1968)
    Toys: Airplane - Car - Sprung Ball
    nickel-coated brass
    Airplane: 38 x 42 x 32 in. (96.5 x 106.7 x 81.3 cm.); Car: 17 x 31 x 22 in. (43.2 x 78.7 x 55.9 cm.); Ball: 20 x 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 50.8 x 61 cm.)
    Executed in 2006: Car edition 5/5; Sprung Ball edition 2/5; Airplane edition 2/5
    3 parts (3)


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    The materials that I use in my work are mostly idea driven ... 'Toys' is made of nickel coated brass. A group of objects a plane, a car and a sprung ball are essentially enlarged toys but in a serious and heavy material.

    It gives me a great freedom to use toy element in the making of my art to address some serious issues in a lighter and ironic way. There is an effort to amplify the magical power of these obsessive objects (car, plane) in this work.

    Arunkumar HG

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the edition of the works are:
    Airplane and Sprung Ball: edition 2/5
    Car: edition 5/5


    Exhibited

    New Delhi, Gallery Espace, BRONZE, November 2006