Sanat Kar

"My works play on the deep, dark recesses of the human mind. My canvasses have a deep brooding quality."

A majority of Sanat Kar's works are surrealistic and have a curious dream-like appearance, mostly nightmarish. Figures are distorted and barely recognisable, and leave an uncomfortable feeling behind them. The same treatment is given to objects. As a result, all his paintings hover on the edge of reality without ever actually...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1997 Kala Vibhushan.
  • 1996 Shiromani Puraskar, Kolkata
  • 1993 West Bengal State Lalit Kala Academy Award, Kolkata
  • 1978, 84, 92 Award, International Print Exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
  • 1973 Award, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi.
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    PAST AUCTIONS            
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    USD payement only Lot 76 Details

    Auction 2002 (December) 1-4 December 2002

    Sanat Kar

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper

    20.5 x 22 in


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    USD payement only Lot 96 Details

    Auction 2002 (May) 13-16 May 2002

    Sanat Kar

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper

    20 x 16.5 in

    Winning bid
    $600
    Rs 28,800
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)

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    Lot 97 Details

    Auction 2002 (May) 13-16 May 2002

    Sanat Kar

    Swan, Fish and...

    Tempera on paper

    25 x 19 in



    Lot 125 Details

    Auction 2001 (December) 6-12 December 2001

    Sanat Kar

    Ikebana

    Tempera on paper

    22 x 19 in




    PAST StoryLTD AUCTIONS            
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    Lot 36 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 18 June 2024

    Sanat Kar

    Untitled

    Tempera on paper

    15 x 15.25 in

    Winning bid
    $318
    Rs 26,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 20 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 4 June 2024

    Sanat Kar

    Dreamer Series II

    Tempera on paper pasted on mount board

    15 x 11 in

    Winning bid
    $434
    Rs 36,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 49 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 21 May 2024

    Sanat Kar

    Sentry

    Tempera on paper

    14 x 11 in

    Winning bid
    $434
    Rs 36,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 3 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 6 February 2024

    Sanat Kar

    Bewildered Humanity

    Acrylic on canvas

    35.75 x 35.75 in

    Winning bid
    $3,614
    Rs 3,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS            
    Showing 2 of 2 works

    Lot 224 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Sanat Kar

    Kuntala

    Tempera on paper

    24.5 x 17 in




    Lot 225 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Sanat Kar

    Mermaid

    Tempera on paper

    19.5 x 13 in







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