Subodh Gupta’s penny dish

Poverty exists, who wants a cast of it

Subodh Gupta after Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta I am guessing thinks the art world needs a vegetation Damien Hirst. He has been chosen.


The medicine cabinet, the orange pills and stainless steel utensils

Subodh Gupta work is ostentatious, the Saatchi gallery says he employs many of the original techniques of French conceptualist Marcel Duchamp by elevating the ready-made into an art object, but were readymades considered as art? I love how the gallery promotes him, look closely, do all the body part fit?

U.FO. is another work made up of hundreds of brass water utensils that are soldered together to resemble a flying saucer. This gleaming sculpture is amusing yet pertinent to ideas of sustainability, poverty and notions of otherness. The repetition of forms and the exaggeration of scale is a common element in Gupta’s work. See his work though the Saatchi gallery


Yoshitomo Nara’s mango girl in curry after ” A penny for belief II”


Fucking cutlery after ” Spooning”


Subodh Gupta’s cardboard box after “Aam Aadmi” and ” Jeff the Koons


Wall with diya after “Wall”

In his new works Gupta moves away from composite sculptures towards objects that possess an auratic quality. Readymade commodities experience transformations in scale and material, transmogrifying from factory-produced items into extraordinary artefacts. – See the samples at Hauser & Wirth

It should be noted that these studies require readers to know the actual work parodied or otherwise it should be viewed as a reference point via the links.

As I dragged that trunk into the space, I apposed it at every stage. This is not a gallery, I don’t have a staff or a forklift. The installation is still up and that’s usual, by default, the work itself has a human quality, but Gupta scupture is just a tree coming out of a wall. Now I have to get that ton of a trunk out after making like in all small / median and large silly replicas.

So is Subodh Gupta a fool, are curators foolish enough to tag him with Marcel Duchamp? The answer in yes, he’s playing the game, jack of all trades.

The comment over Subodh Gupta’s work makes it clear that installation art must be highly finished and should possess a larger than life stature but not necessarily to mean anything but a conglomerated fuse to project identifiable things

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