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Nataraj Sharma
(1958)

Spy In the House of Love



Nataraj Sharma "... appears to stand a little off-centre, in the half-shade, half-light locus of the observer/participant. Living in Baroda, a university town on the extended brink of expansion, he negotiates an imagistic world that pushes for recognition of the phenomenological in the everyday and the poetic in the quotidian." (Gayatri Sinha, "Timeline", Stretch 2006, New Delhi: Bodhi Art exhibition catalogue, 2007, p. 126)

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  Lot 76 of 80  

EVENING SALE OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART
24 FEBRUARY 2016

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Rs 36,00,000
$52,941

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Nataraj Sharma
Spy In the House of Love

Signed and dated 'Nataraj BARODA 2004' and inscribed "SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE" 'Nov 14 03' (on the reverse of each)
2003-04
Oil on canvas
72 x 120 in (182.9 x 304.8 cm)

(Diptych)

PROVENANCE:
Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Nataraj Sharma, New York: Bose Pacia, 20 January-19 February 2005
Home Spun, New Delhi: Devi Art Foundation, 27 August-27 December 2011

PUBLISHED:
Peter Nagy and Ranjit Hoskote, Nataraj Sharma, New York: Bose Pacia exhibition catalogue, 20 January-19 February 2005 (illustrated, unpaginated)
Ranjit Hoskote, Gayatri Sinha eds; Stretch, Singapore: Bodhi Art exhibition catalogue, 2006, p. 134 (illustrated)
Gayatri Sinha ed., Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists, Mumbai: Marg Publications, 2010, pl. 7, p. 108 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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