Subodh Gupta the "Sub-continental Marcel Duchamp"
By Aimee Lusty
posted: 10-15-09
Et tu, Duchamp?, 2009 Black bronze 114 x 88 x 59 cm / 44 7/8 x 34 5/8 x 23 1/4 in
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Currently on view at London's Hauser & Wirth Gallery is the solo exhibition "Common Man" by Subodh Gupta. Gupta has been dubbed the "Sub-continental Marcel Duchamp" for his experimentation with appropriation and incorporation of everyday ubiquitous objects into his artwork.
Among the works in the exhibition, Gupta has specifically made a three-dimensional reworking in bronze of Duchamp's "L.H.O.O.Q." While Gupta is most known for incorporating everyday objects into his work, for this particular exhibition he has specifically factory reproduced objects transformed in scale and medium, transforming the works from being readymades to site-specific artworks.

Their website includes installation views as well as a virtual tour and talk by Subodh Gupta himself.

1 – 31 October 2009, Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly and Old Bond Street
During Frieze, in addition to our normal hours, both galleries will be open at the following times:
Sunday 11 October, 10 am – 6 pm
Monday 12 October, 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 15 October, 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday 18 October, 10 am – 6 pm

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