- Unique medal coming from the work of the artist which came at Monnaie de Paris
- Medal in gold plating
- Only 100 numbered items
- Diameter : 100 mm
For the exhibition "Adda/Rendez-vous" in Monnaie de Paris, Subodh Gupta came in our workshops to plunge into our universe. This meeting between artist and craftmen allowed the creation of a unique medal expressing a parallelism between spices and the value of precious metals.
This medal, Garam masala made in gold plating, is a blend of spices -- black pepper, cumin, cardamom, coriander, and cinnamon -- common in Indian cuisine. Mirroring the references Subodh Gupta makes in his work to objects and materials found in Indian kitchens, he extends this to the spices that are widely used across the subcontinent, capturing them in a glistening relief. In the context of this work, the history of spices and their close association with trade and economic power also comes to light. Indeed, spices from India were so highly coveted by the West that they were often used as currency and were eventually one of the early motivations for colonialism and occupation of the region. While now these ingredients are common consumer products all over the world, the artist plays intelligently with their value by freezing them in materials such as bronze and gold that are undoubtedly much more precious and expensive than any spice in today's economy.
This medal is sold into the premium black lacquer case with a specific certificate.
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