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Himmat Shah
Untitled


The present lot is a series of terracotta bottles which, in treatment and form, echo artefacts from archaeological excavations seen in Himmat Shah's native Lothal. The objects suggest a story that might lead back to ancient times, and yet recall the still-life paintings of everyday objects that are a staple of modern art. Shah's interest in the intersection of the ancient and modern worlds is evidenced in the creation and grouping of these...



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  Lot 81 of 87  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
8 SEPTEMBER 2016

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Himmat Shah
Untitled
a) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 89' (on the base)
1989
Terracotta
Height: 10.5 in (26.5 cm)

b) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 85' (on the base)
1985
Terracotta
Height: 10.5 in (27 cm)

c) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 1990' (on the base)
1990
Terracotta
Height: 11.5 in (29.5 cm)

d) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 95' (on the base)
1995
Terracotta
Height: 11.75 in (30 cm)

e) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 95' (on the base)
1995
Terracotta
Height: 6.5 in (16.5 cm)

f) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 90' (on the base)
1990
Terracotta
Height: 6.75 in (17 cm)

g) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 99' (on the base)
1999
Terracotta
Height: 8.25 in (21 cm)

h) Untitled
Signed and dated 'HIMMAT / 95' (on the base)
1995
Terracotta
Height: 10.5 in (26.7 cm)


(Set of eight)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist
Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, New York: DAG Modern, 8 March - 4 June 2016

PUBLISHED:
Kishore Singh ed., Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art, New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 2016, pp. 396-397 (illustrated)

Category: Sculpture
Style: Still Life


 









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