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Manjit Bawa
Untitled


The central figure in this classic Bawa painting, set against a flat, monochromatic background bears a strong resemblance to Lord Krishna, who is often portrayed as a blue-skinned cowherd sporting a peacock feather on his head, playing a flute and surrounded by cattle. Blue-bodied but without the peacock feather, and surrounded by dogs rather than cows, Bawa's figure might also be Ranjha, from the tragic-romance of Punjabi literature,...



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  Lot 11 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Rs 3,24,00,000
$476,471

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Manjit Bawa
Untitled
Signed and dated 'Manjit 92' (on the reverse)
1992
Oil on canvas
59.25 x 68.5 in (150.5 x 174 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Collection of a Distinguished Lady, Mumbai

PUBLISHED:
Marcella C Sirhandi, "Manipulating Cultural Idioms", Art Journal, Vol.58, No.3, College Art Association, Autumn 1999, pp. 40-47 (illustrated)
Amrita Jhaveri, A Guide to 101 Indian Contemporary Artists, Mumbai: India Book House, 2005, p. 16 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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