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George Keyt
Untitled


Born In Sri Lanka in 1901, he started exhibiting in the 1920's and the work from this period is strongly influenced by Buddhist and Hindu iconography. The 1930's saw him preoccupied with the depiction of episodes from the Buddhist Jataka or Birth stories, culminating in the representation of the life and times of the Buddha on the walls of the circumambulatory shrine room of Gautami Vihara in Borella in 1940. At the same time he was also exposed...



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  Lot 16 of 138  

THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2016

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Winning Bid
$29,976
Rs 20,38,368

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

George Keyt
Untitled
Signed and dated 'GKeyt 66' (lower right)
1966
Oil on canvas
33.5 x 22 in (85.4 x 56 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Sotheby's, New York, 1 April 2005, lot 139
Private Collection, North India

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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