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JITISH KALLAT
(Indian, B. 1974)
Dawn Chorus - 13
signed 'JITISH KALLAT'; titled 'DAWN CHORUS - 13'; dated '2007' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas with two bronze sculptures
canvas: 229 x 172 cm. (90 1/8 x 67 3/4 in.)
overall with bronze sculpture stand: 353 x 172 cm. (139 x 68 in.)
Painted in 2007
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Dawn Chorus - 13 (Lot 1442), part of Jitish Kallat's Dawn Chorus series, reflects the socio-economic disparities in Mumbai. The big, bright smiles of the three boys fill this vibrant painting with life. Kallat brushes over this work with a sense of irony as he depicts Mumbai's young street peddlers and domestic workers as carefree youth. Superimposed on the boy's hair, the tightly-packed cityscapes symbolize the physical and psychological burdens forced on them by the tumultuous nature of the bustling metropolis.

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