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S H Raza
(1922 - 2016)

La Nuit

After having spent a decade in France, Raza’s artistic methods had evolved by the early 1960s, from precisely structured landscapes to unrestrained, gestural ones with colour as the primary focus. Works such as the present lot continued to be inspired by his travels through the French countryside, and were, at the same time, beginning to recall his Indian roots and associations.

Unlike the bright canvases from this period, La Nuit...

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  Lot 29 of 89  

27-28 MARCH 2019


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S H Raza
La Nuit

Signed and dated 'RAZA '62' (lower right); inscribed 'RAZA/P. 417 '62/ "La Nuit"/ 15 F' (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
21.25 x 25.75 in (54 x 65.5 cm)

This work will be included in the forthcoming volume of the S H Raza: Catalogue Raisonne, Early Works, compiled by Anne Macklin in collaboration with the Raza Foundation

Collection of Dr Jean-Louis Amiel
Ader Nordmann, Paris, 10 December 2014, lot 186
Private Collection, Australia

Olivier Germain-Thomas, S. H. Raza:Mandalas , Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, 2004, p. 34 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Abstract


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