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Jitish Kallat

Copyright 2007

BY Beth Citron

JITISH KALLATCarbon Milk 8, 2007, acrylic on canvas, painted fiberglass, 228 x 172 cm. Courtesy the artist and Arario Beijing.

Early in his career, the Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat began “copyrighting” his work, signing his canvases with a dated, encircled “c” alongside the titles and a varying combination of his initials and name. Perhaps he anticipated the extraordinary decade to come, and was generously helping viewers keep track of his prolific, accelerated catapult into art-world stardom. Kallat recounts that he started copyrighting in his student…

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