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Bharti Kher

(1969 ) Wikipedia® : Bharti Kher
KHER Bharti Misdemeanors

Sotheby's /Sep 29, 2016
62,155.92 - 79,914.76
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Bharti Kher - Itch, Scratch, Raw Triptych

Bharti Kher - Itch, Scratch, Raw Triptych

Original 2006
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Lot number: 82
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ITCH, SCRATCH, RAW TRIPTYCH Bharti Kher B. 1969 (i) (ii) Bindis on aluminium composite panel; (iii) bindis on painted aluminium composite panel 248.3 x 126.2 cm. (97 x 49 in.) each; 248.3 x 378.6 cm. (97 x 49 in.) overall Executedin 2006 Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Or Provenance Private collection Arario Gallery and the artist,Beijing Christie's London, 30 June 2010, lot 2 Exhibited Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario,Hungry God, June-October 2007 New York, Jack Shainman Gallery,Bharti Kher- An Absence of Assignable Cause, November-December 2007 Literature R. Hoskote, Bharti Kher, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2007, illustration pp. 124-125 Catalogue Note Bharti Kher is a trans-cultural artist, drawing experiences from both her British and Indian roots. Born in London and trained in Newcastle, Kher is a rare reverse émigré who moved back to India from the United Kingdom in 1992 at the age of 23, having not set foot on Indian soil for almost twenty years. Questions of her own identity and her place as a successful female artist with a western upbringing in modern Indian society are inevitably entwined into her ethnographic observations of contemporary Indian life.Her work thus engages with issues of migration, identity, femininity and sexuality. An enormous triptych created by the artist in 2006, Itch, Scratch, Rawconsists of three distinct reflective aluminium panels covered with thousands of felt bindis in intricately arranged patterns. Since the mid 1990s, Kher has appropriated thebindiin all its various shapes, colours and forms to create complex works that are visually mesmerising, technically time consuming and conceptually multi-layered. The termbindiis derived frombindu, the Sanskrit word for a dot or a point, sometimes considered the creative seed or womb of the universe. In India, it is traditionally a mark of pigment applied to the forehead associated with the Hindu symbol of the third eye. When worn by women in the customary colour of red, it is a symbol of marriage yet in recent times it has become a decorative item, worn by unmarried girls and women of any religion and transformed into a fashion accessory. The morphing of the traditional significance of thebindifrom a symbol full of latent religious meaning to a mass produced object that has become an increasingly global commodity, is relevant to Kher's work informed by her experiences of having lived and worked in both the UK and India. Based in Gurgaon, a surburb of New Delhi, Kher works from a massive studio. In her large scale works, she is known to work with an army of female studio assistants, most of them immigrants who have flocked to the metropolis from smaller towns and villages in India. They help her apply these bindis in abstract configurations that resemble plots of migration flows. From a distance you observe clusters and splashes of multi-coloured dots and upon close inspection you witness painstakingly applied individual dots in carefully arranged colour compositions. The migratory patterns, social roles, traditional rituals, gender relationships and popular culture of India, both past and present are all scrutinised from Kher's unique vantage point. Her appropriation of thebindihas promoted it to the status of icon, an instantly recognisable symbol of and for the artist. \“The detailed structure of thebindisleads us to a hyper-realistic world that soon becomes both magical, due to their vibrant colors and form, and realistic, through their sheer presence and sense of three-dimensionality.\” (Z. Ardalan,Second Skin that Speaks the Truth, Parasol Unit, London, 2012, p. 15) A popular work in her oeuvre, this was exhibited at an exhibition titled Hungry God at Art Gallery of Toronto in 2007. The exhibition was a seminal one; it was the first time in the AGO\’s 117 year old history, that contemporary art from India was showcased in a dedicated manner. The exhibition showcased the most spectacular work from the region and was a standing testimony to the time when Indian contemporary art became a global sensation.
Bharti Kher -  Dead Ruler

Bharti Kher - Dead Ruler

Original 2008
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Lot number: 314
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Bharti Kher (B. 1969) Dead Ruler signed, numbered and dated \‘Bharti Kher 1/3 2008\’ (on the underside of the chair) wooden chair with leather seat and rivets, fiberglass skeleton, felt collage, conch shell, duct tape 42 ½ x 65 x 65 in. (108 x 165.1 x 165.1 cm.) Executed in 2008. This work is number one from an edition of three.
Bharti Kher - Train'd To Kill 1

Bharti Kher - Train'd To Kill 1

Original 2008
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Lot number: 81
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Bharti Kher Train'D To Kill 1 Signed and dated 'Bharti Kher 2008' and inscribed ' TRAIN'D TO KILL 1' (on the reverse on panel 4) 2008 Bindis on gold painted wood panel 120 x 120 in (304.8 x 304.8 cm) This work comprises four panels with each part measuring 60 x 60 in (152.4 x 152.4 cm) PROVENANCE: Nature Morte, New Delhi Category: Painting Style: Abstract
Bharti Kher - Misdemeanors

Bharti Kher - Misdemeanors

Original 2006
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Lot number: 240
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Bharti Kher B. 1969
MISDEMEANORS
painted fiberglass and fur on wooden base with casters
Overall: 59 by 72 by 24 in. 150 by 183 by 61 cm.
Executed in 2006.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Or Saleroom Notice Provenance Jack Shainman Gallery, New YorkExhibited New York, Jack Shainman Gallery, Bharti Kher: An Absence of Assignable Cause, November - December 2007 New Haven, Yale University School of Art, New Art Gallery, Shifting Shapes--Unstable Signs, January - February 2009Shanghai, Rockbound Art Museum, Bharti Kher, January - March 2014 Suggested Lots JUMP TO LOT Contemporary Curated Lot No. Invalid Now Contemporary Curated 29 September 2016 | 10:00 AM EDTNew York Buy Catalogue Contact Info Contact Info Emily Kaplan Assistant Vice President
Bharti Kher - Rudolf And Bambi

Bharti Kher - Rudolf And Bambi

Original 2007
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Lot number: 63
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BHARTI KHER (B. 1969) Rudolf and Bambi acrylic, felt and vinyl bindis on fiberglass 69 x 44 x 14 in. (175.3 x 111.8 x 35.6 cm.) Rudolf; 31 x 47 x 12 in. (78.7 x 119.4 x 30.5 cm.) Bambi Executed in 2002; Two sculptures (2)
Pre-Lot Text
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED LADY
Literature
Bharti Kher, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2007, pp. 194-197
Exhibited
Kolkata, Center of International Modern Art; New Delhi, India Habitat Center; Mumbai, Coomarswamy Hall, Sidewinder, 2002 Hvikdden, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, The Tree from the Seed: Contemporary Art from India, 2003 New Delhi, Nature Morte, Hungry Dogs Eat Dirty Pudding, 2004
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