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Ram Kumar
Untitled


The present lot is an unusual work from Ram Kumar's early Benaras paintings. The small size and the textured brown background, which veers towards maroon, are both rare in his oeuvre. As is now well known, a trip to Varanasi with Husain in 1960 was a defining moment in Ram Kumar's life. The city of death and rebirth supplied Kumar with a new exposure to human suffering and he sought to portray the despondence and torment through increasingly...



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  Lot 7 of 81  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 25,20,000
$40,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

Ram Kumar
Untitled
Signed and dated 'Ram Kumar 1963' (on the reverse)
1963
Oil on canvas
14 x 20 in (35.6 x 50.8 cm)

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

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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