A. Purkayastha

"I don`t see myself just as an artist, but as an activist, who is trying to draw attention to the dying arts. The Supreme Courts judgment three years ago, allowing the commercial use of forest resources has left lakhs unemployed in Assam. "The clay and straw goddesses of 6 to 9 feet have been replaced by images of permanent material like stone and concrete of 13 to 16 ft. in height. A layer of poisonous gases emitted by the oil...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2004 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York
  • 2001,1993 The Elizabeth Greenshields, Foundation Award, Canada
  • 1997 Junior Fellowship, HRD, Government of India
  • 1988-92 Assam State Cultural Scholarship
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    A. Purkayastha
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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 25 Details

    Art Rises for Kerala Live Fundraiser Auction 18 January 2019

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Yogi

    Acrylic on canvas

    90 x 66 in

    Winning bid
    $8,696
    Rs 6,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 78 Details

    Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live 21 September 2017

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Untitled

    Acrylic on canvas

    90 x 66 in

    Winning bid
    $7,238
    Rs 4,56,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 23 Details

    Contemporary Day Sale | Mumbai, Live 12 February 2015

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Untitled

    Acrylic on canvas

    90 x 66 in

    Winning bid
    $9,836
    Rs 6,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 30 Details

    Contemporary Day Sale | Mumbai, Live 12 February 2015

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Fake Feeling

    Acrylic on canvas

    96 x 59.5 in

    Winning bid
    $28,525
    Rs 17,40,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    PAST StoryLTD AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 105 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 12-13 November 2019

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Untitled

    Acrylic on paper board pasted on mount board

    9.75 x 9.75 in

    Winning bid
    $312
    Rs 21,840
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 100 Details

    No Reserve Art Auction 21-22 May 2019

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Untitled

    Acrylic and ink on postage stamps pasted on board

    14.25 x 19.5 in

    Winning bid
    $1,746
    Rs 1,20,462
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 30 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 10-11 July 2018

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Attached Wings

    Acrylic and pen on postage stamps

    10.5 x 9.75 in

    Winning bid
    $376
    Rs 25,592
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 62 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art and Collectibles 24-25 April 2018

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Untitled

    Mixed media on mountboard cutout

    9.5 x 9.5 in

    Winning bid
    $186
    Rs 11,904
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 13 Details

    BAPU. 15 Jan-16 Feb 2009

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Unknown Family...

    Pencil and watercolour on paper

    39.5 x 27.5 in




    Lot 14 Details

    BAPU. 15 Jan-16 Feb 2009

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Unknown Family...

    Pencil and watercolour on paper

    39 x 27.5 in




    Lot 15 Details

    BAPU. 15 Jan-16 Feb 2009

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Unknown Family...

    Pencil and watercolour on paper

    39 x 27.5 in




    Lot 16 Details

    BAPU. 15 Jan-16 Feb 2009

    Ashim Purkayastha

    Unknown Family...

    Pencil and watercolour on paper

    84 x 55 in




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