Lot#13 || Vivan Sundaram (1943)
SELF AS TAHITIAN
Digital Photomontage on archival paper
Signed and dated lower right
22.00 x 12.00 in
₹ 4,00,000 -
Christie’s Mumbai 2013
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.
Family, Photography, and Icon: Vivan Sundaram’s Re-take of ‘Amrita’, IIAS (Another Version)
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Crow Museum of Asian Art, 2014. (Another version)