Arpana Caur


Born in New Delhi, Arpana Caur spent her college years studying literature; as an artist, she is largely self-taught. Her work can be seen to continue the line begun by Amrita Sher-Gil. It is feminine and feminist in its perspective, with portraits of women placed in a contemporary urban context. The erotic is downplayed in favor of the sturdy: Gayatri Sinha states that, in her paintings, "There is no hint of an expressive sexuality; woman...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1992,91,90,89 Eminent Artist, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1987 Commendation Certificate, Algiers Biennale, Algiers
  • 1986 Gold Medal for Painting, 6th Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1985 Received Research Grant for Painting in Garhi Studio, from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1984 All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Award, New Delhi
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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 80 Details

    Winter Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles 9-10 December 2020

    Arpana Caur

    Green Circle

    Oil on canvas

    52.75 x 68.5 in

    Winning bid
    $9,016
    Rs 6,58,200
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 92 Details

    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    Arpana Caur

    Yogini

    Oil on canvas

    59.25 x 69 in



    USD payement only Lot 115 Details

    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    Arpana Caur

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper stitched onto canvas

    46.75 x 43.75 in


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    Lot 33 Details

    Spring Live Auction 26 March 2019

    Arpana Caur

    Where are all...

    Oil on canvas

    67 x 73 in

    Winning bid
    $13,529
    Rs 9,20,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    PAST StoryLTD AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 2 Details

    Friday Five 26 March 2021

    Arpana Caur

    Love beyond Measure

    Oil on canvas

    60 x 83.5 in

    Winning bid
    $12,767
    Rs 9,19,200
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 56 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 12 January 2021

    Arpana Caur

    Great Departure

    Oil on canvas

    59.25 x 47.25 in

    Winning bid
    $7,324
    Rs 5,27,299
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 16 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 22 December 2020

    Arpana Caur

    Untitled

    Gouache and pen on paper

    11 x 15.5 in

    Winning bid
    $1,110
    Rs 80,475
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 9 Details

    FIAE Fundraiser Auction 10 November 2020

    Arpana Caur

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    Winning bid
    $3,800
    Rs 2,75,500
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
    Showing 4 of 14 works

    Lot 88 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Arpana Caur

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    12.5 x 16 in




    Lot 89 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Arpana Caur

    River Goddess

    Pencil and gouache on paper

    29 x 38.75 in




    Lot 90 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Arpana Caur

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    9.5 x 12.25 in




    Lot 91 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Arpana Caur

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    14.5 x 11 in




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