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Gieve Patel
The Letter Home


"I don't think I paint only the dispossessed... I paint common people, that's all." - Gieve Patel

Gieve Patel's primary focus is on the figurative. The present lot belongs to a group of the artist's works whose subject is the common man in the city of Mumbai. He paints "details of public life and its physical components with almost altruistic detachment. It is as though the fact of the matter, already a familiar feature,...



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  Lot 100 of 109  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
8-9 JUNE 2016

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Gieve Patel
The Letter Home
Inscribed and dated '"The Letter Home" /(2002) / Gieve Patel' (on the reverse)
2002
Acrylic on canvas
59.25 x 71.5 in (150.8 x 181.3 cm)

EXHIBITED:
Select Works of Gieve Patel, New Delhi: Gallery Threshold, 24 September - 22 October 2009
Gieve Patel: Select Works 1971-2006, Mumbai: Chemould Prescott Road, 7 May - 11 June 2010

PUBLISHED:
Yashodhara Dalmia ed., Journeys: Four Generations of Indian Artists in Their Own Words, Volume I, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011, p. 299 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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