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Akbar Padamsee
Untitled (Head of a Woman)


The present lot is a rare and exceptional example of Akbar Padamsee's early explorations with the figure. Painted in 1952, a year after he moved to Paris, it is a synthesis of his study of ancient Indian art, and the many art movements and international influences he encountered in France, but portrayed in a style entirely his own.

Formally trained in painting at the Sir J J School of Art in then Bombay, Padamsee spent enormous...



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  Lot 18 of 69  

EVENING SALE | NEW DELHI, LIVE
20 SEPTEMBER 2018

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Rs 1,32,00,000
$184,615

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Akbar Padamsee
Untitled (Head of a Woman)
Signed and dated 'Padamsee/ 52' (upper left)
1952
Oil on board
27.75 x 21 in (70.5 x 53.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Galerie Raymond Creuze, Paris
Grosvenor Gallery, London
Property from a Distinguished International Collection

EXHIBITED:
Souza and Friends: Paintings and Drawings from the Masters of Indian Modernism, London: Grosvenor Gallery in association with Rob Dean Art Consultancy, 3 - 27 September 2002

PUBLISHED:
Souza and Friends: Paintings and Drawings from the Masters of Indian Modernism, London: Grosvenor Gallery, 2002 (illustrated)
Bhanumati Padamsee and Annapurna Garimella eds., Akbar Padamsee: Work in Language, Mumbai: Marg Publications and Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, p. 122 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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