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JITISH KALLAT (B. 1974)
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JITISH KALLAT (B. 1974)

Annexe

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JITISH KALLAT (B. 1974)
Annexe
signed, titled, numbered and dated '2006 JITISH KALLAT ANNEXE 2/3' (under left foot)
black lead, fibreglass and stainless steel
overall: 57 x 18 x 18 in. (144.8 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm.)
figure: 48 1/8 in. (122.4 cm.)
Executed in 2006; number two from an edition of three
Provenance
Wedel Fine Art, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, exhibition catalogue, Saatchi Gallery, 2010, pp. 166-167 (illustrated)
Human Figure, exhibition catalogue, Threshold Art Gallery, 2006, p. 67 (one from the edition illustrated)
Exhibited
London, Saatchi Gallery, The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, January - May 2010
New Delhi, Gallery Threshold, Human Figure, 2006 (one from the edition exhibited)
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Lot Essay

Stemming from concerns with the city of his birth, Mumbai, Jitish Kallat's sculpture 'Annexe' depicts a young underprivileged child appearing as a street waif. Embodying the spirit of survival, the child carries a whip which he lashes onto himself in order to earn a living and as Kallat explains, representing the pain that the child silently endures. His feet are shaped like homes, indicating that as a nomad any place he stops becomes home for him. Coated with black lead, touching the sculpture leaves a dark stain on your hand, Kallat here playing on notions of high/low, privileged/unprivileged and touchable/untouchable, all of which exist and come into play in Mumbai society.
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