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Subodh Gupta
Hungry God


Subodh Gupta creates irony and awe by turning everyday objects used in domestic spaces into works of art. The present lot is a monumental wave of stacked utensils, in which Gupta plays on scale and meaning. Hungry God "...is made up of a vast number of stainless-steel kitchen utensils stacked in a mound, at an awe-inspiring scale, as a quasi-religious offering. Gupta likens the modern-day kitchen to a secular temple and its implements to...



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  Lot 129 of 150  


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$200,000 - 300,000
Rs 1,30,00,000 - 1,95,00,000

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Subodh Gupta
Hungry God
2005-06
Stainless steel
Height: 104 in (264.1 cm)
Width: 196 in (497.4 cm)
Depth: 83 in (210.8 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi
Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner

EXHIBITED:
Hungry God, New Delhi: Gallery Nature Morte, 1-25 February 2006
Urban Manners 2: Contemporary Artists from India, Sao Paulo: SeSC Pompeia, 2010
Beyond Limits, Derbyshire: Chatsworth House, 13 September - 31 October 2010
Subodh Gupta: Everyday Divine, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 13 May - 16 November 2016

PUBLISHED:
Urban Manners 2: Contemporary Artists from India, Sao Paulo: SeSC Pompeia, 2010, p. 19 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Still Life


 


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