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V S Gaitonde
Untitled


Painted in 1953, this paperwork is poised at a pivotal moment in Gaitonde's oeuvre, when "the need to establish a meaningful relationship between line and painted surface," according to critic Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni, was one of the artist's primary concerns. Gaitonde's work underwent a critical transformation during this decade, when he turned from the purely figurative, towards abstraction. Early on this journey, he encountered the work and...



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  Lot 62 of 121  

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6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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ARTWORK DETAILS

V S Gaitonde
Untitled
Signed and dated in Devnagari (lower left)
1953
Watercolour and pastel on paper
14.25 x 14.5 in (36 x 37 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist
Chowdhury Family Collection

EXHIBITED:
V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life, New York: The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 24 October 2014 - 11 February 2015; Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 3 October 2015 - 10 January 2016

PUBLISHED:
Sandhini Poddar, V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life, New York: The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 2014, p. 51 (illustrated)
Roshan Sahani and Narendra Dengle, Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde: Sonata of Light, Mumbai: Bodhana Arts and Research Foundation (forthcoming, illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


 









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