Red Riots on Indian Paper

© Chila Kumari Singh Burman. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Tate

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This is one of a group of six unique prints in Tate’s collection from Chila Kumari Burman’s Riot Series (Tate T14090–T14095), each of which is individually titled. They were made in 1981 and 1982 with the master printmaker Stanley Jones (born 1933) in the Printmaking Department at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where Burman was a student at the time. The Printmaking Department had established a reputation for experimenting with a range of techniques and this can be seen in this series. In Red Riots on Indian Paper 1981 (Tate T14094) a ragged black line is formed diagonally by an image of a dense group of riot police in gas masks, set against a background of red and white which becomes pure red in the top and bottom thirds of the sheet.


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Red Riots on Indian Paper




etching, lithograph & paper on paper


H 60.5 x W 90.3 cm

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Presented by Tate Members 2014

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