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Bell Jar Vii
by Chitra Merchant

Available at Royal Academy of Arts

  • Date: 2013
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Screenprint
  • Edition size: 50
  • Sheet Size: 15x16 cm
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine
  • Price: Price on Application

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Much of Chitra Merchant's works uses ancient Indian historical sites as a source of inspiration from which to root and develop imaginal structures that take on a life and logic of their own. Merchant is deeply interested in the metaphor of a 'Temple', ruined or whole, as an outward manifestation of an inner value. Bell Jar is an on-going series of paintings, prints and drawings that use the image of a bell jar as a metaphor to suggest a state of vacuum that forces its contents into a condition of perpetual stasis. The contents in the Bell Jars allude to various emotional, psychological and political statements. Artist Sales: This work is sold by the artist. The sale is facilitated by RA Enterprises (RAE) for which RAE receives a commission from the artist only.

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