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Lot 16

Sunil Gupta (India)

Roshanara’s Tomb, from the series Tales of a City - Delhi, 2014

Ink jet print, Hahnemuelhe archival mat paper, printed in 2015, Edition 2/5
39 x 30 inches (100 x 75 cm), signed in pencil on back

Courtesy of the artist

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Artist Bio

Born in 1953, Sunil Gupta is an artist, writer, activist, and curator. His work has been shown internationally in over ninety solo exhibitions, most recently at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 2015. Recent significant group exhibitions include Paris–Delhi–Bombay... (2011) at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain (2013) at the Tate Liverpool. Gupta’s curatorial efforts were paramount in the monumental exhibition Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2010) at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.

Gupta’s published work includes the monographs Queer: Sunil Gupta (Frankfurt: Prestel/Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011); Wish You Were Here: Memories of a Gay Life (New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2008); and Pictures From Here (New York: Chris Boot Ltd., 2003). Gupta is currently visiting professor at the University for Creative Arts, Farnham, U.K. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, including those of George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Tate Britain, London; and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gupta is represented by sepia EYE, New York.
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