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    Sale 2605

    Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

    25 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 545

    AMJAD ALI TALPUR

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    AMJAD ALI TALPUR
    (BORN IN 1979)
    DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW
    signed and dated in Urdu (lower right)
    acrylic on wasli paper
    34.3 x 24 x 3.2 cm. (13½ x 9½ x 1¼ in.)
    Painted in 2007


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    Amjad Ali Talpur's works are highly subtle critiques of undemocratic regimes and the lack of transparency in Pakistan's government. His previous series of miniature works use the format of the puzzle where he depicts mid-level courtiers and officials taken out of context from the famed Mughal Padshanama. These figures, essential to the levers of power are sympathetically rendered as solitary figures in a giant political machine or game. In this work, Talpur uses the element of the game or chess piece in a symbolic manner again expressing the notion of the everyman in Pakistani society manipulated by unseen forces as a fallen red pawn.