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S H Raza
(1922 - 2016)

Surya-Namaskar



At almost five feet square, the present lot, Surya-Namaskar, is, by far, one of the largest of the variations that Raza painted in salutation to the sun. The forty-six tiles, laid in a geometric grid, represent the different phases of the sun. The singular black circle in the centre evokes the absolute, life-giving oneness of the sun.

Through each unique "Surya Namaskar," the artist explores the underlying philosophical...



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  Lot 45 of 75  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

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Winning Bid
Rs 4,80,00,000
$738,462

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

S H Raza
Surya-Namaskar

Signed and dated 'RAZA '93' (lower centre); signed and dated again 'RAZA 1993' and inscribed 'Surya-Namaskar' (on the reverse)
1993
Acrylic on canvas
59 x 59 in (149.9 x 149.9 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired directly from the artist
A Distinguished Family Collection, New Delhi

PUBLISHED
The Journey of a Master, exhibition catalogue, Vadehra Art Gallery, 2014, p. 156 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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