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Jitish Kallat (Indian, b.1974)
LOT ID: 77226
Rainbow Pictures (All You Can While You Can) from the "Humiliation Tax" series (6 works), 2005

Digital Print, series of six digital color photographs on archival paper
17 х 13 in. (43.18 x 33.02 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, each, also each photograph is dated, numbered 2/5 with copyright in ink in the margins of each work.
Print/Casting Year 2005
Edition 2/5
Lot description
"Rainbow Pictures (All You Can While You Can)" (2005) from the "Humiliation Tax" Series is an exciting and very rare portfolio of six individually framed digitally manipulated c-print photographs, by arguably the most important young Indian Contemporary artist working today, Jitish Kallat (India, b. 1974) This is a formal set, each photo is edition 2/5, in perfect condition, unframed dimensions for each photograph measures 17 x 13 inches (43.2 x 33 cm), and each is larger as beautifully and individually framed. The "Rainbow Pictures" as a series of figurative images encapsulate the human condition in a manner that is unflinching, powerful and pure Jitish, with this series of hallucinatotry, photographic portraits that read as distored television clips or film stills. Issues of power, repression, and rebellion are central to the oeuvre of Kallat, stunningly and uniquely expressed here.

Jitish Kallat graduated in 1996 with a BFA in painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. Since then, Kallat has garnered international critical acclaim, winning the Indo-American Society’s Young Achiever’s Award and the Provogue Society Young Achiever’s Award. His work has been featured in museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the world, with recent solo shows being held at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India (2011); the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2010); Haunch of Venison, London, UK (2010); Galerie Arndt, Berlin, Germany (2010); Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland (2008); and Arario Beijing, China (2007). The artist was just short-listed January 2012 to be one of the top 3 finalists for the elite 2012 SKODA prize, with an award of 1,000,000 INR, recognizing the top Indian Contemporary Artist and their recent works. This is the most prestigious prize for Indian Contemporary artists today.
Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
  • Rainbow Pictures (As You Can While You Can) from the Humiliation Tax series (6 works) by Jitish Kallat
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