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Born in Kerala on 15 February 1924, K G Subramanyan was among the leading artists who sought to explore a post-Independence Indian identity through art. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Presidency College in Chennai before pursuing his interest in art to Santiniketan in 1944, where he studied under the tutelage of Benode Behari Mukherjee, Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij for four years. In 1955, Subramanyan was awarded a...



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  Lot 80 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

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Winning Bid
$27,975
Rs 17,90,400

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


ARTWORK DETAILS

K G Subramanyan

a) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (lower centre); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (28.9 x 20.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, 16 September 2008, lot 115
Private Collection, Australia
The Guild, Mumbai

EXHIBITED:
K.G. Subramanyan Recent Works, Mumbai, The Guild, December 2003

PUBLISHED:
K.G. Subramanyan Recent Works, Mumbai: The Guild, 2003 (illustrated, unpaginated)

b) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (lower left); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (29 x 20.3 cm)

c) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (lower left); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (28.9 x 20.4 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Christie's, New York, 16 September 2008, lot 115
Private Collection, Australia
The Guild, Mumbai

EXHIBITED:
K.G. Subramanyan Recent Works, Mumbai, The Guild, December 2003

PUBLISHED:
K.G. Subramanyan Recent Works, Mumbai: The Guild, 2003 (illustrated, unpaginated)

d) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (lower left); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (29 x 20.2 cm)

e) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (lower right); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (28.9 x 20.2 cm)

f) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (centre right); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (29 x 20.3 cm)

g) Midnight Blues
Initialled in Tamil (lower centre); inscribed and dated 'K.G. Subramanyan/ 2003/ MIDNIGHT BLUES' (on the reverse)
2003
Reverse oil and gouache painting on plastic sheet
11.5 x 8 in (28.9 x 20.2 cm)

(Set of seven)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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