Hales is excited to announce that the Contemporary Art Society have acquired two works by Sunil Gupta during this year’s Collections Fund at Frieze.
Sunil and his Parents (Ram & Penny), c. 1974/2018 is a portrait of the artist with his mother and father. His parents hold each other while he stands slightly apart. The second image, Shalini, Rudi, Sunil, Léo, 3425 Stanley, c. 1974 was taken in an apartment in Montreal that he shared with his sister and partner, both of whom feature in the image. The two photographs feature the people he was closest to: his biological family on the one hand and his “chosen family” of friends and lovers he made through gay liberation movement in Montreal at the time.
This year the CAS Collections Fund at Frieze is supporting the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston, who felt that this was an especially crucial time to acquire an artwork that explores family life and all that it means to come of age in 2021.