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Ram Kumar
Leh


Ram Kumar visited Ladakh twice, in 1976 and 1993, each time painting a series of works afterward inspired by the colours of the stark mountains and arid landscape, as seen in the present lot. The artist says, "The landscape haunted me for quite some time. Later when I tried to paint my impressions on canvas, I could not imagine any colors. Th e eternal silence of a wasted, barren earth which refused to compromise with man could not be visualized...



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  Lot 97 of 119  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
6-7 JUNE 2017

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Winning Bid
$168,750
Rs 1,08,00,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Leh
Signed and dated 'Ram Kumar 1980' (on the reverse)
1980
Oil on canvas
72.75 x 51.5 in (185 x 130.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Ram Kumar: Selected Works 1950-2010, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 14 - 20 December 2010; Vadehra Art Gallery, 23 December - 10 January 2011

PUBLISHED:
Uma Prakash, Ram Kumar: Selected Works 1950-2010, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, p.79 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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