Public Art Marks Asian Art Week

March 14, 2014  |   Events,   Feature
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A work by India’s foremost contemporary artist Subodh Gupta has been installed in front of the Rockefeller Centre in New York to mark the Asian Art Week.

Subodh Gupta, Spill, 2007, Stainless steel and stainless steel utensils, 170 x 145h x 95 cm.
Subodh Gupta, Spill, 2007, Stainless steel and stainless steel utensils, 170 x 145h x 95 cm.

The Spill, which consists of a stainless steel bucket spilling over in excess with lunch boxes, glasses and bowls, is estimated at $300,000-500,000 by Christie’s auction house. The installation, was set up for the preview of the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale by Christie’s on March 18. The sculpture, installed in the prestigious Manhattan complex since March 11 will be at the spot till the day of the sale. Gupta’s Spill was the first work of the Southeast Asian art sales to be installed outside Rockefeller Centre, according to Christie’s. Gupta’s mid-career retrospective is currently on view at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.

Gupta's cascading mass of stainless steel culinary utensils is frozen mid-avalanche. The highly reflective, sterile steel surface visually emulates the ironic seduction of a natural disaster. Photo: christoph-hermann.com
Gupta’s cascading mass of stainless steel culinary utensils is frozen mid-avalanche. The highly reflective, sterile steel surface visually emulates the ironic seduction of a natural disaster. Photo: christoph-hermann.com
Subodh Gupta's giant sculpture is of a bucket on a rusted metal plinth, with continuously overflowing water. This work comments on the constant usage and wastage of water as a global problem, but specifically in Delhi, where water scarcity is a severe concern and becomes increasingly apparent as water levels drop each year.
Subodh Gupta’s giant sculpture is of a bucket on a rusted metal plinth, with continuously overflowing water. This work comments on the constant usage and wastage of water as a global problem, but specifically in Delhi, where water scarcity is a severe concern and becomes increasingly apparent as water levels drop each year.


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