Monday, February 9, 2009
Here's an image of Jitish Kallat standing in front of his giant canvas titled Horrorificabilitudinitatibus. Unfortunately, the glitter I objected to is invisible, but readers will get a general impression of what the piece looks like. One feature missing when I saw the painting displayed at Gallery Articulate was the metal gargoyles on which the work is supposed to rest. They can be seen in this studio photograph. Apart from sending the image, Jitish has written a response to my post about the work, to which I have replied. Those interested, please join the conversation, which isn't only about this particular painting, but also about the use of historical reference in general.