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Akbar Padamsee
(1928 - 2020)

Untitled (Head)



This figure was created in 1951, the same year in which Padamsee was awarded a prize at the Annual Christmas Exhibition in Paris. He had arrived in Paris just a year earlier, and exposure to the artists of the Paris School enriched his work. The diamond patterned robe, like that of a harlequin, provides a structure to the composition and enlivens an otherwise sombre, earthy palette. Padamsee further employed thick layers of impasto, providing a...



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  Lot 42 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 1,56,00,000
$240,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Akbar Padamsee
Untitled (Head)

Signed and dated 'Padamsee 51' (upper left)
1951
Oil on board
38.5 x 23.5 in (97.8 x 59.7 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist in 1954 by Professor Nicolas Gyenes, a patron of the arts who lived in Paris during the 1950s and '60s
Gifted in 1968 by Professor Gyenes
Private Collection, Brazil
Private Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
Bhanumati Padamsee and Annapurna Garimella eds., Akbar Padamsee: Work in Language, Mumbai: Marg Publications in association with Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, p. 72 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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