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Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
Tree over Mountains


Gulammohammed Sheikh has often used the tree as a symbol to explore political and spiritual issues close to the artist. In Sheikh's Tree of Life, an enormous tree has sprouted from the valleys, growing ceaselessly upwards and disappearing from the frame of the canvas. In its looming shadow, snow-capped peaks and forests appear diminutive. The verticality of the canvas lends this titular tree a monumentality that cannot be contained. The...



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  Lot 34 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Rs 1,20,00,000
$176,471

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Gulam Mohammed Sheikh
Tree over Mountains
Signed, dated and inscribed 'G. M. Sheikh Tree over Mountains 1970' (on the reverse)
1970
Oil on canvas
36 x 23.5 in (91.3 x 60 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Modern Masters, Bangalore: Apparao Galleries, 11-30 September 2011

PUBLISHED:
Harish Meenashru, A Tree With Thousand Wings, Vallabh Vidyanagar: Lajja Communications, 2008 (cover page) (illustrated in color)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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