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Akbar Padamsee
Untitled


Akbar Padamsee constructs the portrait in the present lot through brief, staccato dabs of paint applied with a palette knife. The earthy brown tones of the figure, against patches of blue, set a contemplative tone for the painting. Padamsee painted portraits for some time in the 1950s, after which he concentrated on developing his vocabulary for cityscapes and metascapes. He returned to the portrait in the 1980s. The portraits he made during...



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  Lot 27 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
8-9 JUNE 2016

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Akbar Padamsee
Untitled
Signed and dated 'PADAMSEE 87' (upper right)
1987
Oil on canvas
29.5 x 29.5 in (74.9 x 74.9 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, 20 September 2006, lot 120

PUBLISHED:
Bhanumati Padamsee and Annapurna Garimella eds., Akbar Padamsee: Work in Language, Mumbai: Marg Publications and Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, p. 96 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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