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Nataraj Sharma
Air Show


Air Show is a large diptych showing an expanse of sky populated with parachutes and helicopters. The idea for the painting, and the series which it is a part of, sprung from an impressive aerial show by the Indian Air Force that Sharma had seen in Baroda. In an interview with Peter Nagy, Sharma expanded on this, saying, "Thousands of people went to the Harni Airport to see the show and I was one of them. For a long time nothing seemed to...



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  Lot 136 of 150  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
13-14 JUNE 2018

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$51,552
Rs 34,02,432

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Nataraj Sharma
Air Show
Inscribed, signed and dated twice '"AIR SHOW"/ Nataraj/ BARODA/ 11 JUNE 04/ 04' (on the reverse on both panels)
2004
Oil on canvas
71.75 x 120 in (182.4 x 304.6 cm)

(Diptych)

PROVENANCE:
Acquired directly from the artist, 2005
Saffronart, 24-25 September 2013, lot 36
An Important Private Collection, New Delhi

EXHIBITED:
Indian Summer: La jeune scene artistique indienne, Paris: Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, 7 October - 31 December 2005
iCon: India Contemporary, Venice: 51st Venice Biennale, 12 June - 31 July, 2005
Nataraj Sharma, New York: Bose Pacia, 20 January - 19 February 2005

PUBLISHED:
Henry-Claude Cousseau, Jeanne Bouniort et al., Indian Summer: La jeune scene artistique indienne, Paris: Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, 2005, p. 254 (illustrated)
iCon: India Contemporary, New York: Bose Pacia, 2005
Peter Nagy, Nataraj Sharma, New York: Bose Pacia, 2005 (illustrated)
Nataraj Sharma: Stretch, Bodhi Art, 2006 (illustrated)
Gayatri Sinha ed., Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists, Mumbai: Marg Foundation, 2010, p. 109 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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