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Lot 55
Akbar Padamsee
(1928 - 2020)

Untitled



This work lends some insight into Padamsee’s unwavering examination of the individual’s sense of self and the accompanying universality that pervades this notion. The blending of planes of color rather than distinguishable lines blur the boundaries of the figure from both, the background and the viewer. This inaccessibility allows Padamsee’s figures to “evoke a sense of vulnerability and anguish, yet none of them are simple...

This work lends some insight into Padamsee’s unwavering examination of the individual’s sense of self and the accompanying universality that pervades this notion. The blending of planes of color rather than distinguishable lines blur the boundaries of the figure from both, the background and the viewer. This inaccessibility allows Padamsee’s figures to “evoke a sense of vulnerability and anguish, yet none of them are simple victim figures. They are not merely alone, but essentially separate from the viewer…This separateness is so persistent a feature of the paintings that one is forced to ask whether it arises out of a sense of privacy of the self, or an uncompromising existential search in which each man or woman is irrevocably alone, or whether it is not, in some way, a defence against experience, a withdrawal from involvement and foreseeable pain.” (Eunice de Souza, Excerpt from the Art Heritage Retrospective catalogue, p.5)



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  Lot 55 of 145  

AUCTION MAY 2005
10-12 MAY 2005

Estimate



Winning Bid
$93,126
Rs 40,04,418

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Akbar Padamsee
Untitled

Signed and dated in English (upper left)
2004
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 in (91.4 x 61 cm)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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