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Lot#13 || Vivan Sundaram (1943)
RE-TAKE OF 'AMRITA' : DIGITAL PHOTOMONTAGES (2001)

Photomontage
Signed and dated lower right
22.00 x 12.00 in

Estimate   4,00,000 - ₹ 5,00,000

PROVENANCE
Christie’s Mumbai 2013
CATALOGUE NOTES
Vivan Sundaram is the grandson of Umrao Singh Sher-Gil and nephew of Amrita Sher-Gill. His montages reinterpret photographs taken by his grandfather by showing the relationship between Amrita Sher-Gil and the people around her and is an exploration of Amrita’s life in India. He uses digital technology to layer both an image of Amrita and her own painting in black and white. Amrita Sher-Gil works saw a balance between a western academic style and Indian aesthetics and subject matter. The photomontage by Sundaram shows a young Amrita on a self portrait made by her.

This is number 8 from an edition of 10.

PUBLISHED
Family, Photography, and Icon: Vivan Sundaram’s Re-take of ‘Amrita’, IIAS (Another Version)
EXHIBITED
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Crow Museum of Asian Art, 2014. (Another version)
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