Subodh Gupta: Common Man

Documenting Gupta’s first solo exhibition in London and featuring an interview between the artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as an essay on Gupta’s work by Martin Herbert, ‘Common Man’ offers unique insight into an expansive, multifarious practice. Working here in aluminium, bronze, watercolour, stainless steel, fibreglass, neon, and found objects, Gupta collides everyday objects from his native India with icons of Western art, unsettling the status quo. His readymades and counterfeit readymades create a game of perception, inverting the Duchampian code and mischievously inserting their maker into the canon of twenty-first century art.

Publication Details

  • Edited by Sara Harrison, with text by Martin Herbert and an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Hardcover
  • 29 x 22 cm / 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in
  • 80 pages
  • 57 colour plates
  • 978 3 03764 143 9
  • Sep 2010
  • £27.00 / $43.00 / 32.00€ / 35.00 CHF

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