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Artist Bharti Kher’s Sculpture Has Junk in the Trunk

Bharti Kher’s The Skin Speaks a Language Not Its Own (2006)Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


Bharti Kher’s bindi-on-fiberglass elephant looks kind of dead, but we like to imagine he's just taking a break. Kher’s astonishing sculptures (textured, life-size, surrealist works including an enormous whale heart given a similar bindi-on-fiberglass treatment) are up at Chelsea’s Jack Shainman Gallery through December 22. —Rachel Wolff