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Akbar Padamsee
(1928 - 2020)

Untitled



In the 1960s, Akbar Padamsee painted a series of nudes, such as the present lot. He painted these solitary, figures in luminescent, almost harsh, colours, with vibrant brushstrokes - evoke an overall sense of alienation and detachment. "The sharp, swift strokes of the impasto display a certain aggression... These nudes are simultaneously erotic and virtually inaccessible. The softened outline and the glowing colour palette pose a radical...



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  Lot 65 of 78  

EVENING SALE | MUMBAI, LIVE
16 FEBRUARY 2017

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Akbar Padamsee
Untitled

Signed and dated 'PADAMSEE 65' (upper left); bearing Pundole Art Gallery label on the stretcher (on the reverse)
1965
Oil on canvas
35.5 x 35.5 in (90 x 90 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired from Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1965
Private Collection, Mumbai
Private Collection, Delhi

PUBLISHED:
Bhanumati Padamsee and Annapurna Garimella eds., Akbar Padamsee: Work in Language, Mumbai: Marg Publications in association with Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, p. 144 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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