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Atul Dodiya
Pregnant Father


Titled Pregnant Father, the present lot features seahorses, the only creatures where the male gives birth. It signals the beginnings of Dodiya's shift to the allegorical. This preference gained momentum in the 1990s when he "...renounced this [photorealistic] idiom in favour of a metaphorically accomplished approach that was informed by conceptual questions about art-making and nourished by dialogue with diverse expressive practices...



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  Lot 74 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Winning Bid
Rs 30,00,000
$44,118

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


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Atul Dodiya
Pregnant Father
Signed 'Atul Dodiya', inscribed and dated 'ATUL DODIYA "PREGNANT FATHER" - 2004' (on the reverse)
2004
Watercolour and charcoal on paper
69.25 x 44.25 in (176 x 112.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Important Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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