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Hauser & Wirth to open First Major UK Solo Show for Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta - Mind shut down, 2008 - Stainless steel, old utensils, 240 x 150 x 205 cm / 94 1/2 x 59 x 80 3/4 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Hauser & Wirth

LONDON.- Describing himself as ‘the idol thief’,
Subodh Gupta is one of the most exciting and audacious contemporary artists to
have emerged in recent years. The man dubbed by The Guardian as the
‘subcontinental Marcel Duchamp’ will exhibit simultaneously at Hauser &
Piccadilly and Old Bond Street galleries
throughout October. Among the works he’s making specifically for this, his first
major UK solo show, is a three-dimensional reworking in bronze of Duchamp’s
moustachioed Mona Lisa, L.H.O.O.Q, (1919). ‘Art language is the same all over
the world’, he claims, ‘which allows me to be anywhere.’ On view 1
October through 31 October, 2009.