• Sale 2683

    First Open

    8 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    Swoon (b. 1977)

    Sambhavna

    Price Realised  

    Swoon (b. 1977)
    Sambhavna
    screenprint and hand painting on mylar with cutouts, coffee stain, and sewing
    83 x 62 in. (210.8 x 157.4 cm.)
    Executed in 2010.


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    Sambhavna is a portrait of 3 young girls spotted by the artist during her travels by motorcycle across central India in 2008-2009. The girl's coy and delighted expressions reflect their encounter with a newcomer in their village.
    It is a hand carved linoleum block print translated to a silkscreen, printed on a heavyweight archival matte mylar. The work is finished with a coffee stain wash and hand painting in the girl's faces and clothing. The copper colored halo behind the girls is a second layer of mylar hand cut into an intricate halo form containing imagery inspired by temple architecture, including a Hindu temple ceiling, several arcaded arches, niches containing animal deities in primordial from, and natural imagery such as cocoons, beehives and snakes. The two pieces are hand stitched together.

    Provenance

    Gift of the artist


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM