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Anita Dube (Indian, b.1958)
LOT ID: 74481
Untitled (bronze sculpture in two parts), 2006

Bronze
45 х 39.5 х 31.5 in. (114.3 x 100.33 x 80.01 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, , initialed 'AD' on a lower branch of each work. This work comes with a formal certificate of authenticity.
Edition unique.
Lot description
"Untitled" (2006) is a one-of-a kind, stunning cast bronze sculpture in two parts, by one of India's most famous female artists, Anita Dube (Indian B. 1958). This dynamic, wall-mounted piece is a major example of her sculptural works that are highly metaphorical and symbolic in nature. What appear to be tree branches reach out across the corner where two walls meet, towards one another, and possess an anthropomorphic quality, as if tentacles reaching out towards one another. This sculpture is in excellent condition:
Dimensions for sculpture part one: 39.5 x 40 x 31.5 inches.
Dimensions for sculpture part two: 39.6 x 45 x 31.5 inches.

Anita Dube entered the art world as an art historian and critic after studying history and art criticism at the University of Delhi and at M.S. University of Baroda in India. In her sculptures, photographs and mixed-media works, Dube never fails to inspire intrigue, interest, and awareness about the social and political unrest in India. Through intricate pieces such as this rare two-piece wall sculpture, the artist explores social and political issues that she faces as an individual, as a woman, and part of India’s population. Her first artistic experimentation in the 1980s was inspired by the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association, a group of radical artists who responded to the traditional style of the Baroda School through works that were not only politically and socially conscious, but also deeply personal and expressive. Dube has exhibited her work internationally with her works in the top Private and Museum collections, and has exhibited at venues including the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), the Yokohama Triennale, the VII Havana Biennale, Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai), the Stephen Lawrence Gallery (London), and Nature Morte (New Delhi). She currently lives and works in New Delhi.
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Untitled (bronze sculpture in two parts) by Anita Dube
  • Untitled (bronze sculpture in two parts) by Anita Dube
  • Untitled (bronze sculpture in two parts) by Anita Dube
  • Untitled (bronze sculpture in two parts) by Anita Dube
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