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Jehangir Sabavala
The Long Dark Land


"You do not only structure space, you... inhabit it." - Jehangir Sabavala

By the 1970s, Sabavala's art was growing into its own structured space. "Direction steadily passes from observed object to imagined reality." (Pria Devi, Jehangir Sabavala, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1984, p. 2) The present lot, with its stark landscape and receding horizon, muted colours and haunting absences, epitomises Sabavala's solitary...



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  Lot 47 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Jehangir Sabavala
The Long Dark Land
Signed and dated 'Sabavala '71' (lower left); inscribed and dated '"The Long Dark Land" by Jehangir Sabavala 1971' (on the reverse)
1971
Oil on canvas
29.5 x 49.5 in (75 x 125.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Saffronart, 4-5 May 2004, lot 28
Private Collection, India

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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