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Subodh Gupta, contemporary artist in his recently completed studio in Gurgaon, a satellite town of Delhi...Gupta's most celebrated sculptures are constructed from common domestic items including the steel pots and pans that are a feature every Indian home. Of the kitchen-ware that forms the basis of his work, Gupta says,.."The poor, the middle class and the rich use it at home. In this country, how many people have the utensils but they starve because there is no food?"..Gupta was brought up, one of six children, to a railway-worker father in a north Indian village. ..Gupta's work fetches such huge sums of money. Two versions of his Mind Shut Down, modeled on the human skull and constructed entirely of steel kitchen utensils recently sold for EUR1 million each...Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Gurgaon, Haryana. India. .July 23rd 2009
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Subodh Gupta, contemporary artist in his recently completed studio in Gurgaon, a satellite town of Delhi...Gupta's most celebrated sculptures are constructed from common domestic items including the steel pots and pans that are a feature every Indian home. Of the kitchen-ware that forms the basis of his work, Gupta says,.."The poor, the middle class and the rich use it at home. In this country, how many people have the utensils but they starve because there is no food?"..Gupta was brought up, one of six children, to a railway-worker father in a north Indian village. ..Gupta's work fetches such huge sums of money. Two versions of his Mind Shut Down, modeled on the human skull and constructed entirely of steel kitchen utensils recently sold for EUR1 million each...Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Gurgaon, Haryana. India. .July 23rd 2009