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JYOTI BHATT (b.1934)


"Since the 1970s, I have concentrated on documenting living art in rural homes that have been rapidly disappearing because of modern, consumerist lifestyles. Not that this is the kind..... 

Estimate: Rs 75,000-Rs 1,00,000 ( $990-$1,320 )

The Book

Jyoti Bhatt, The Book, New Delhi: Gallery Latitude 28, 2020

4 original etchings and 24 archival print pages (accommodated in 2 books) that include photographs, digitals and diary pages printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm Matt FineArt - Smooth Paper; hardbound and in an accordion style
12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm) as a closed book (each)
12 X 156 in (30.4 x 396.2 cm) accordion when spread out (each)

The 4 etchings by Jyoti Bhatt in this book were exclusively reproduced as an edition of 52. The etchings in this copy are no. 32 and are also signed by the artist. The book is also signed and numbered by the artist on the end papers.

The book was part of the exhibition The Print: Matter in Matrix done in 2020 to commemorate 10th year of programming of Gallery Latitude 28 and TAKE on art publishing.

The contrast experienced by the relative homogeneity of rural life vis-a-vis the hybridity of the city, where disparate influences co-existed, was perhaps the starting point for the development of a dual consciousness that has sustained Jyoti Bhatt's practice. The sense of shared location has certainly been an advantage in comprehending Bhatt's imagery and its semantic content. Like many practitioners of his time, Bhatt has maintained a daily record of his thoughts and ideas. The diary pages contains hand-written text in Gujarati by Bhatt which have been translated into English.

This lot is offered as a RESERVE lot.