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Ram Kumar
Untitled (Benaras)


On the journey from the figurative to the abstract, Ram Kumar progressed through several phases during his career. As an art student in Paris, and in the company of the capital's leftist intellectual circles, Kumar's early paintings focussed on the lost souls of the modern industrialised city. However, from playing an important role in the drama of his paintings in the 1950s, the figure was to be completely eliminated from his works in the...



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  Lot 64 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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Winning Bid
Rs 1,20,00,000
$181,818

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Untitled (Benaras)
Circa 1960s
Oil on board
29.25 x 21.75 in (74.5 x 55 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, UK
Property from a Private International Collection
Kumar Gallery, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Modernist Art from India: Approaching Abstraction, New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 4 May - 16 October 2012
Modernist Art from India: Radical Terrain, New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 16 November 2012 - 29 April 2013

PUBLISHED:
Beth Citron, Modernist Art from India, New York: Rubin Museum of Art (illustrated, unpaginated)
Keshav Malik, Spirit Set Free: Golden Jubilee 1955-2005, New Delhi: Kumar Gallery, 2005, p.182 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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