Dayanita Singh

Gandhi’s Room, Anand Bhavan, Allahabad

Lot No
50
Medium
Silver gelatin print mounted on aluminium
Year
2000
Size
39 x 40 in.
Estimate
Rs. 2,00,000 - 3,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 13,61,641

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

This is first from a limited edition of seven

Exhibited And Published: Freedom - 60 Years after Indian Independence, Center of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, 2007

Exhibited : Beds and Chairs, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 2007

Privacy, National Galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, 2003

Published : Sent a Letter - Allahabad, Steidl Publishers, Gottingen, 2007.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Dayanita Singh was born in 1961. She began her career as a photojournalist, she is widely recognized as a revered photographer, however she places herself as a “bookmaker working with photography.” Dayanita Singh uses her photography to encapsulate and clarify the essence of the projection offered by photographic images. Her photographs imbibes the shape of her words that she arranges and the rearranges in order to establish elaborate narratives. The themes of these conglomeratic arrangements, more often than not, deal with the Indian life and culture. She has perfected a manner in which there is a distinct flow between the interconnected photographic series that she tends to revisit in various contexts, often in a book form. Singh experiments alternate forms of producing and viewing photographs.