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Gieve Patel

by RANJIT HOSKOTE

GIEVE PATEL, Man in the Rain with Bread and Bananas, oil on canvas, 2001.

Gieve Patel belongs to an avant-garde group of artists based in Western India's art centres of Bombay and Baroda, who substantially altered the trajectory of post-colonial Indian art in the mid-1960s. Positioning themselves against the modernist sublime of the Schools of Paris and New York favored by their immediate predecessors, they emphasized a politically engaged awareness of locality; deploying combinations of ironic autobiography, everyday observation and ludic fantasia, they conveyed theā€¦

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