“Gandhi’s Three Monkeys”, 2008, makes reference to India’s famous hero of peace, Mahatma Ghandi, portrayed as three heads in military headgear.
Using worn brass domestic utensils, the forms of a soldier’s helmet, a terrorist’s hood and a gas mask reinforce Gupta’s dialectics of war and peace, public and private, global and local, themes that run throughout his work.
The historical meaning of Mahatma Ghandi’s three monkeys is “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.” The gear worn by the three men in the sculptures represent this meaning.
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