Thukral & Tagra b.1976,1979 / Kingdom Come IV
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Thukral & Tagra b.1976,1979 / Kingdom Come IVThukral & Tagra b.1976,1979 / Kingdom Come IVThukral & Tagra b.1976,1979 / Kingdom Come IV
about this work
The work is part of the artists’ on-going series “Put It On,” which hopes to increase awareness about the transmission of HIV and the spread of AIDS. The central image is of one of the famous erotic sculptures from the facades of the medieval era temples in Khajuraho. This image covers the entire canvas but the bottom third is obscured by another painted canvas, draped so as to resemble a bed sheet and covering the more graphic sexual elements of the sculpture image. This canvas is painted with a pattern which uses the diagrams of how to use a condom (taken from condom packaging). The “Put It On” series encompasses paintings, sculptures, installations and product design, as well as out-reach programs with health care organizations, to target young, urban consumers and educate them about the dangers of HIV and how to prevent its transmission.

Thukral & Tagra (b.1976,1979, India)

Kingdom Come IV, 2011

Acrylic and oil on two canvases, stretched over foam
188 x 188 x 9 cm
74 x 74 x 3 9/16 in.
Nature Morte Gallery, Delhi, India Current Location:
UK - London - G4Si PaintingSouth Asia


Paris, Delhi, Bombay
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
May 2011 - September 2011


New Delhi
Swiss Magazine (Magazine), April 2012

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