The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut album had a controversial cover by Andy Warhol: the image of a banana with a “Peel Slowly And See” instruction. The banana peel was a sticker that revealed a flesh-coloured fruit beneath. This piece presents a pale imitation of Andy Warhol’s banana, embellished with crotchet flowers created from audio cassette tape. It was purchased by a British visitor to Mandai on 26 January 2019.
This work was part of an exhibition at Art2Day Gallery, Pune, on the occasion of Women’s Day 8 March 2017. I arranged a set of selfies into a grid on the lines of a ‘wanted’ poster and gave each one it’s own character with pen and paint graffiti. Ink and paint graffiti on ivory card printout. Dimensions: A3 size. For sale. Rs12,000.
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