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Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher at Saffronart's Contemporary Indian Art sale

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Gupta's 2002-2005 "This Side is the the Other Side" will go under the hammer at Saffronart's upcoming Contemporary sale.

Leading the sale, Gupta's magnificent is a cast bronze Priya scooter with and chrome-plated milk cans hanging off the sides.

Estimated at Rs 1 1.5 crore, the bronze sculpture, like much of Gupta's oeuvre, is defined by the transformation of familiar objects of daily use into metaphorical symbols that offer insights into aspects of modern life.

The scheduled to be held on December 4-5, will feature selected works from the Amaya Collection that has been built over two decades by and connoisseur

Also featured in the sale will be Kher's 'The Walls Have Ears' (1999), estimated at Rs 5070 lakh.

One of Kher's first works to explore the bindi motif through painting, this work takes the viewers into the interiors of homes, using the "painted-collage" format to examine the contradictions and complexities of identity.

"The Amaya Collection is testament to an enduring passion for owning and collecting art.

"has amassed one of the most significant collections of contemporary in the world and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer these works at our auction. We believe the sale will have a significant impact on the contemporary market," Dinesh Vazirani, said.

Other highlights include Shilpa Gupta's 'BlindStars StarsBlind', an animated light installation from 2008 estimated at Rs 1015 lakh, and Dayanita Singh's 'Blue Book #32' (2007), estimated at Rs 810 lakh.

Singh's work is significant for being part of the series that marked Singh's first venture into colour photography.

"The selection captures a particular moment in time from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s when there was a great sense of optimism in the art world.

"This sale is a snapshot of those happy days. The landscape and the human body are themes that emerge through the collection," Jhaveri said.

The auction that will take place on com, will be preceded by viewings of select lots in New Delhi, and

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 14:05 IST
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